anorthosite

noun an·or·tho·site \ ə-ˈnȯr-thə-ˌsīt \

Definition of anorthosite

: a granular plutonic igneous rock composed almost exclusively of a soda-lime feldspar (such as labradorite)

anorthositic

play \ə-ˌnȯr-thə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of anorthosite

French anorthose, a feldspar, from a- + Greek orthos — more at orth-


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