noun an·or·tho·clase \əˈnȯrthəˌklās, -āz\

Definition of anorthoclase



  1. :  a feldspar of chiefly sodium potassium aluminum silicate that is closely related to orthoclase but triclinic

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Origin and Etymology of anorthoclase

International Scientific Vocabulary an- + orthoclase; originally formed as German anorthoklase

First Known Use: 1888

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capable of being understood in two ways

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