anorthite

noun
an·​or·​thite | \ ə-ˈnȯr-ˌthīt How to pronounce anorthite (audio) \

Definition of anorthite

: a white, grayish, or reddish feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks

Other Words from anorthite

anorthitic \ ˌa-​nȯr-​ˈthi-​tik How to pronounce anorthite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of anorthite

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anorthite

French, from a- + Greek orthos straight

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“Anorthite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anorthite. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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