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perthite

[pur-thahyt] /ˈpɜr θaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a variety of feldspar containing irregular bands of albite in microcline.
Origin of perthite
1832
1832; named after Perth, Ontario, Canada; see -ite1
Related forms
perthitic
[per-thit-ik] /pərˈθɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
perthitically, adverb
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