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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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Other Words From

  • saus·su·rit·ic [saw-s, uh, -, rit, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of saussurite1

1805–15; named after H. B. de Saussure (1740–99), Swiss geologist and physicist; -ite 1

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Example Sentences

Saussurite, saw-sū′rīt, n. a fine-grained compact mineral, of grayish colour.

Equally characteristic of the gabbros is the alteration of the felspars to cloudy, semi-opaque masses of saussurite.

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