hyalophane

[hahy-al-uh-feyn, hahy-uh-luh-]

noun Mineralogy.

a variety of orthoclase in which some of the potassium is replaced by barium.

Nearby words

  1. hyaloid fossa,
  2. hyaloid membrane,
  3. hyalomere,
  4. hyalomma,
  5. hyalophagia,
  6. hyaloplasm,
  7. hyaloserositis,
  8. hyalosis,
  9. hyalosome,
  10. hyaluronate

Origin of hyalophane

First recorded in 1850–55; hyalo- + -phane

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