noun an·ka·ra·trite \-ä‧ˌtrīt\

Definition of ankaratrite



  1. :  a melanocratic nephelite-basalt containing some feldspar, phenocrysts of olivine, microlites of titanaugite, and from 10 to 15 percent nephelite

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Origin and Etymology of ankaratrite

French ankaratrite, from Ankaratra mountains, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

First Known Use: 1916

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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