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leucite

[loo-sahyt] /ˈlu saɪt/
noun
1.
a whitish or grayish mineral, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi 2 O 6 , found in alkali volcanic rocks.
Origin of leucite
1790-1800
From the German word Leukit, dating back to 1790-1800. See leuco-, -ite1
Related forms
leucitic
[loo-sit-ik] /luˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pseudoleucite, noun
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leucite

/ˈluːsaɪt/
noun
1.
a grey or white mineral consisting of potassium aluminium silicate: a source of potash for fertilizers and of aluminium. Formula: KAlSi2O6
Derived Forms
leucitic (luːˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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