aplite

aplite
noun Etymology: probably from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple — more at hapl- Date: 1879 a fine-grained light-colored granite consisting almost entirely of quartz and feldsparaplitic adjective

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  • Aplite — (pronEng|ˈæplaɪt) in petrology, the name given to intrusive rock in which quartz and feldspar are the dominant minerals. Aplites are usually very fine grained, white, grey or pinkish, and their constituents are visible only with the help of a… …   Wikipedia

  • aplite — n. 1. light colored and fine grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aplite — ● aplite nom féminin (grec aploos, simple) Roche magmatique filonienne, à grain fin, hololeucocrate, généralement granitique ou syénitique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aplite — [ap′līt΄] n. [Ger aplit < Gr haploos, simple (see HAPLO ) + ITE1] a light colored, fine grained igneous rock, similar to granite, that often forms in and near dikes, consisting mainly of quartz and feldspar aplitic [ap lit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Aplite — Filon aplitique d un granodiorite, Železné hory, République tchèque Filons ap …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aplite — aplitic /ap lit ik/, adj. /ap luyt/, n. Petrol. a fine grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz. [1875 80; apl (var. of HAPLO ) + ITE1] * * * or haplite Any igneous rock of simple composition, such as granite composed only of… …   Universalium

  • aplite — aplitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Magminė gyslinė smulkiagrūdė uoliena iš kvarco, šarminių feldšpatų, rečiau rūgščių plagioklazų, genetiškai susijusi su abisalinėmis uolienomis. atitikmenys: angl. aplite rus. аплит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aplite — noun A fine grained granitic rock composed mostly of quartz and feldspars …   Wiktionary

  • aplite — a·plì·te s.f. TS petr. roccia eruttiva a grana finissima di colore chiaro formata essenzialmente da quarzo e feldspati {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1875. ETIMO: der. del gr. haplóos semplice con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • aplite — ap·lite …   English syllables

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