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saussurite

[saw-suh-rahyt]
noun
  1. a mineral aggregate of albite, zoisite, and other calcium aluminum silicates, formed by alteration of plagioclase feldspars in igneous rocks.
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Origin of saussurite

1805–15; named after H. B. de Saussure (1740–99), Swiss geologist and physicist; see -ite1
Related formssaus·su·rit·ic [saw-suh-rit-ik] /ˌsɔ səˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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