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a combining form used in the formation of compound words that denote minerals with a particular cleavage, as specified by the initial element:
oligoclase; plagioclase.
Origin of -clase
< French < Greek klásis; see -clasis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -clase


combining form
(in mineralogy) indicating a particular type of cleavage: plagioclase
Word Origin
via French from Greek klasis a breaking, from klan to break
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