anorthositic
adjective see anorthosite

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  • anorthositic — See anorthosite. * * * …   Universalium

  • anorthositic — adjective Composed of anorthosite …   Wiktionary

  • anorthositic — an·or·tho·sit·ic …   English syllables

  • anorthositic — adjective see anorthosite …   Useful english dictionary

  • anorthosite — anorthositic /an aw theuh sit ik/, adj. /an awr theuh suyt /, n. Petrol. a granular plutonic rock composed largely of labradorite or a more calcic feldspar. [1860 65; < F anorthose anorthoclase (an AN 1 + Gk orthós straight) + ITE1] * * * Type of …   Universalium

  • Anorthosite — (pronEng|æˈnɔrθəsaɪt/, /ə ) is a phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90–100%), and a minimal mafic component (0–10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most… …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of the Moon — The geology of the Moon (sometimes called selenology, although the latter term can refer more generally to lunar science ) is quite different from that of the Earth. The Moon lacks a significant atmosphere and any bodies of water, which… …   Wikipedia

  • KREEP — KREEP, an acronym built from the letters K (the atomic symbol for the element potassium), REE (Rare Earth Elements) and P (for phosphorus), is a geochemical component of some lunar impact melt breccia and basalt rocks. Its most significant… …   Wikipedia

  • Anorthose — Anorthosite Anorthosite lunaire, Musée national d histoire naturelle, Washington, DC. L Anorthosite est une roche phanéritique intrusive et ignée, composée pour la plus grande partie de feldspath plagioclase (90 100%), et d une petite quantité (0 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anorthosite — lunaire, Musée national d histoire naturelle, Washington, DC. L Anorthosite est une roche phanéritique intrusive et ignée, composée pour la plus grande partie de feldspath plagioclase (90 100%), et d une petite quantité (0 10%) de composants… …   Wikipédia en Français

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