[ pur-thahyt ]
/ ˈpɜr θaɪt /
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a variety of feldspar containing irregular bands of albite in microcline.
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Origin of perthite
1832; named after Perth, Ontario, Canada; see -ite1
OTHER WORDS FROM perthiteper·thit·ic [per-thit-ik], /pərˈθɪt ɪk/, adjectiveper·thit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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