arsoite

noun

ar·​so·​ite
ˈär(ˌ)sōˌīt
plural -s
: a dark gray porous rock consisting of trachyandesite containing phenocrysts of andesine, sanidine, diopside, and a little olivine in a trachytic groundmass of sanidine, a little oligoclase, much diopside, and magnetite

Word History

Etymology

German arsoit, from Arso, town on the island of Ischia, Italy + German -it -ite

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“Arsoite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsoite. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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