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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.

Origin of pericline

First recorded in 1825–35, pericline is from the Greek word periklīnḗs sloping on all sides
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British Dictionary definitions for pericline


  1. a white translucent variety of albite in the form of elongated crystals
  2. Also called: dome a dome-shaped formation of stratified rock with its slopes following the direction of folding

Word Origin

C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean
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