[ af-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈæf əˌnaɪt /
Save This Word!
a fine-grained igneous rock having such compact texture that the constituent minerals cannot be detected with the naked eye.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of aphanite
OTHER WORDS FROM aphaniteaph·a·nit·ic [af-uh-nit-ik], /ˌæf əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby aphanite
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for aphanite
/ (ˈæfəˌnaɪt) /
any fine-grained rock, such as a basalt, containing minerals that cannot be distinguished with the naked eye
Word Origin for aphanite
C19: from Greek aphanēs invisible
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012