quartzite

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noun quartz·ite \ˈkwȯrt-ˌsīt\

Definition of quartzite

  1. :  a compact granular rock composed of quartz and derived from sandstone by metamorphism

quartzitic

play \kwȯrt-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of quartzite

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1823


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