orthosite

noun

or·​tho·​site
ˈȯ(r)thəˌsīt
plural -s
: a granular igneous rock composed essentially of orthoclase

Word History

Etymology

French, from orthose orthoclase (from orth- + -ose) + -ite

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“Orthosite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthosite. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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