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pericline

[ per-i-klahyn ]

noun

, Mineralogy.
  1. a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.


pericline

/ ˈpɛrɪˌklaɪn /

noun

  1. a white translucent variety of albite in the form of elongated crystals
  2. Also calleddome a dome-shaped formation of stratified rock with its slopes following the direction of folding


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pericline1

First recorded in 1825–35, pericline is from the Greek word periklīnḗs sloping on all sides

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pericline1

C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean

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