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nephelinite

[nef-uh-luh-nahyt] /ˈnɛf ə ləˌnaɪt/
noun, Petrography.
1.
a fine-grained, dark rock of volcanic origin, essentially a basalt containing nepheline but no feldspar and little or no olivine.
Origin of nephelinite
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; nepheline + -ite1
Related forms
nephelinitic
[nef-uh-luh-nit-ik] /ˌnɛf ə ləˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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nephelinite

/ˈnɛfɪlɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a fine-grained basic laval rock consisting of pyroxene and nepheline
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