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felsite

[fel-sahyt] /ˈfɛl saɪt/
noun
1.
a dense, fine-grained, igneous rock consisting typically of feldspar and quartz, both of which may appear as phenocrysts.
Origin of felsite
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; fels(par) + -ite1
Related forms
felsitic
[fel-sit-ik] /fɛlˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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felsite

/ˈfɛlsaɪt/
noun
1.
any fine-grained igneous rock consisting essentially of quartz and feldspar
Derived Forms
felsitic (fɛlˈsɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: fels(par) + -ite1
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felsite
  (fěl'sīt')   
A fine-grained, light-colored igneous rock, consisting mainly of feldspar and quartz.
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