myrmekite

noun
myr·​me·​kite | \ ˈmərməˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of myrmekite

: an intergrowth of vermicular quartz and feldspar (as oligoclase) formed during the later stages in the consolidation of an igneous rock

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Other Words from myrmekite

myrmekitic \ ¦⸗⸗¦kitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for myrmekite

German myrmekit, from Greek myrmēkia anthill, wart (from myrmēk- myrmec-) + German -it -ite

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“Myrmekite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myrmekite. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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