Granulite
Granulite Gran"u*lite, n. [From {Granule}.] (Geol.) A whitish, granular rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; -- sometimes called {whitestone}, and {leptynite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • granulite — [ granylit ] n. f. • 1889; lat. granulum ♦ Minér. Roche métamorphique granitoïde, à grain fin, contenant, à côté de quartz et feldspaths dominants, des grenats, spinelles... ● granulite nom féminin (anglais granulite) Ancien nom du granite à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • granulite — s. f. Mineral muito semelhante ao granito …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • granulite — [gran′yə līt΄] n. [ GRANULE + ITE1] a metamorphic rock consisting of uniformly sized, interlocked mineral grains in which coarse and finer bands may alternate granulitic [gran′yo͞olit′ik, gran′yəlit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Granulite — Granulites are fine to medium–grained metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism, composed mainly of feldspars sometimes associated with quartz and anhydrous ferromagnesian minerals, with granoblastic texture and… …   Wikipedia

  • Granulite — Une granulite est une roche métamorphique catazonale de haute pression et haute température. Le terme granulite vient du latin granulum, petit grain et du grec lithos, pierre. De structure granuloblastique, elle est composée de quartz et de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • granulite — granulitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Granuliuoto amonio nitrato, degalų ir medienos miltų ar aliuminio pudros birus mišinys, sprogstamoji medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. granulite rus. гранулит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • granulite — granulitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Metamorfinė magminė nuosėdinės kilmės uoliena, sudaryta iš vienodų matmenų grūdelių. atitikmenys: angl. granulite rus. гранулит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • granulite — noun Date: 1849 a granular metamorphic rock consisting mainly of feldspar and quartz • granulitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granulite — granulitic /gran yeuh lit ik/, adj. /gran yeuh luyt /, n. a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding. [1840 50; GRANULE + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • granulite — noun A fine grained metamorphic rock composed chiefly of feldspar, quartz, and garnets …   Wiktionary

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