albite

albite
noun Etymology: Swedish albit, from Latin albus Date: circa 1843 a triclinic usually white mineral of the feldspar group consisting of a sodium aluminum silicatealbitic adjective

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  • Albite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Albite Zillertal, Autriche (15x14 cm) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • albite — [ albit ] n. f. • 1814; du lat. albus « blanc » ♦ Feldspath de teinte pâle, aux macles fines non croisées. ● albite nom féminin (latin albus, blanc) Feldspath alcalin triclinique (formule NaAlSi3O8). [L albite constitue le pôle alcalin de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Albite — is a plagioclase feldspar mineral. It is the sodium endmember of the plagioclase solid solution series. As such it represents a plagioclase with less than 10% anorthite content. The pure albite endmember has the formula NaAlSi3O8. It is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Albite — Al bite, n. [L. albus white.] (Min.) A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See {Feldspar}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • albite — s. f. [Mineralogia] Espécie de feldspato.   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: albita …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • albite — [al′bīt΄] n. [< L albus, white + ITE1] a usually milky white variety of plagioclase, NaAlSi3O8, found in various plutonic rocks, esp. granite and syenite, often with twin crystals …   English World dictionary

  • albite — albitic /al bit ik/, adj. /al buyt/, n. Mineral. the sodium end member of the plagioclase feldspar group, light colored and found in alkalic igneous rocks. [1835 45; < L alb(us) white + ITE1] * * * Common feldspar mineral, a sodium… …   Universalium

  • albite — noun A plagioclase feldspar, the first member of the Albite Anorthite solid solution series …   Wiktionary

  • albite — albitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Na[AlSi₃O₈] atitikmenys: angl. albite; sodium feldspar rus. альбит; натриевый полевой шпат ryšiai: sinonimas – natrio feldšpatas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • albite — al·bì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale di colore bianco o grigio, costituito da plagioclasio di sodio, abbondante in graniti e porfidi e altre rocce eruttive {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1855. ETIMO: der. del lat. albus bianco con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

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