troctolite

noun troc·to·lite \ˈträktəˌlīt\

Definition of troctolite

plural

-s

  1. :  gabbro that is chiefly labradorite and olivine with little or no pyroxene

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Origin and Etymology of troctolite

German troktolit, from Greek trōktēs, a sea fish (in Late Latin trocta, a trout) + German -lit -lite; from the resemblance to the speckled skin of a trout — more at trout


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