orthosite

noun
or·​tho·​site | \ ˈȯ(r)thəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of orthosite

: a granular igneous rock composed essentially of orthoclase

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History and Etymology for orthosite

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 27 Oct. 2021.

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