saussurite

[ saw-suh-rahyt ]
/ ˈsɔ səˌraɪt /
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noun

a mineral aggregate of albite, zoisite, and other calcium aluminum silicates, formed by alteration of plagioclase feldspars in igneous rocks.

Nearby words

  1. sausage turning,
  2. sausalito,
  3. saussure,
  4. saussure, ferdinand de,
  5. saussurean,
  6. saussuritic,
  7. saut,
  8. saut de basque,
  9. saute,
  10. sauterne

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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