[ an-duh-zeen ]
/ ˈæn dəˌzin /
a mineral, intermediate in the plagioclase feldspar group, having a play of colors and usually found as crystals in igneous rocks.
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Examples from the Web for andesine
These intermediate members are the lime-soda felspars known as oligoclase, andesine, labradorite and bytownite.
British Dictionary definitions for andesine
/ (ˈændɪˌziːn, -zɪn) /
a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series consisting of an aluminium silicate of sodium and calcium. Formula: NaAlSi 3 O 8 .CaAl 2 Si 2 O 8
Word Origin for andesine
C19: from the Andes (where it is found) + -ine 1
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Science definitions for andesine
[ ăn′də-zēn′ ]
A white, gray, green or yellow mineral of the plagioclase feldspar group. Andesine occurs in igneous rocks such as andesite and diorite. Chemical formula: (Na,Ca)(Si,Al)4O8.
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