saussurite

[ saw-suh-rahyt ]
/ ˈsɔ səˌraɪt /

noun

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

Origin of saussurite

1805–15; named after H. B. de Saussure (1740–99), Swiss geologist and physicist; see -ite1

Related forms

saus·su·rit·ic [saw-suh-rit-ik] /ˌsɔ səˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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