aplite

[ap-lahyt]

noun Petrology.

a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz.

Nearby words

  1. aplasia cutis congenita,
  2. aplastic,
  3. aplastic anemia,
  4. aplastic lymph,
  5. aplenty,
  6. aplitic,
  7. aplomb,
  8. apmt.,
  9. apnea,
  10. apneic

Origin of aplite

1875–80; apl- (variant of haplo-) + -ite1

Related formsap·lit·ic [ap-lit-ik] /æpˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for aplite

aplite

haplite

noun

a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
Derived Formsaplitic (æpˈlɪtɪk) or haplitic, adjective

Word Origin for aplite

C19: from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite 1

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