Norite
Norite No"rite, n. [F., fr. Norv[`e]ge Norway .] (Min.) A granular crystalline rock consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar (as labradorite) and hypersthene. [1913 Webster]

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  • Norite — is a mafic intrusive igneous rock composed largely of the calcium rich plagioclase labradorite and hypersthene with olivine. Norite is essentially indistinguishable from gabbro without thin section study under the petrographic microscope. It… …   Wikipedia

  • norite — ● norite nom féminin (de Norique, nom propre) Gabbro à orthopyroxène …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • norite — s. f. Espécie de granito …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Norite — La norite est une roche ignée intrusive mafique qui contient principalement du plagioclase riche en calcium, dénommé labradorite, de l hypersthène et de l olivine. Il est très difficile de distinguer la norite du gabbro sans passer par une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • norite — 1no·rì·te s.f. TS petr. roccia intrusiva di colore scuro appartenente alla famiglia dei gabbri {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1958. ETIMO: dall ingl. norite, der. di Nor(way) Norvegia . 2no·rì·te s.f. TS chim. carbone estratto dalla betulla e impiegato …   Dizionario italiano

  • norite — noritic /naw rit ik/, adj. /nawr uyt/, n. a granular igneous rock consisting of a mix of light and dark minerals, the former being calcic plagioclase feldspars, and the latter orthorhombic pyroxenes. [1875 80; < Norw norit. See NORWAY, ITE1] * *… …   Universalium

  • norite — (no ri t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Variété de granit …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • norite — pl.f. noriti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • norite — [ nɔ:rʌɪt] noun Geology a coarse grained plutonic rock similar to gabbro but containing hypersthene. Origin C19: from Norway + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • norite — nor·ite …   English syllables

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