adjective see aplite

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  • aplitic — adj. 1. of or pertaining to an aplite. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aplitic — See aplite. * * * …   Universalium

  • aplitic — ap·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • aplitic — adjective of or related to aplite • Pertains to noun: ↑aplite • Derivationally related forms: ↑aplite * * * adjective see aplite …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • hap|lit|ic — «hap LIHT ihk», adjective. = aplitic. (Cf. ↑aplitic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 feldspar • aplitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of rock textures — This page is intended to be a list of rock textural and morphological terms. A * Adcumulate * Agglomeritic * Adamantine a type of lustre * Amygdaloidal * Anhedral * Antitaxial veins * Aphanitic * Aplitic; aplite * Augen textured gneiss *… …   Wikipedia

  • igneous rock — Any of various crystalline or glassy, noncrystalline rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten earth material (magma). Igneous rocks comprise one of the three principal classes of rocks, the others being metamorphic and sedimentary …   Universalium

  • aplite — /ˈæplaɪt/ (say apluyt) noun a fine grained granite composed essentially of felspar and quartz. Also, haplite /ˈhæplaɪt/ (say hapluyt). {Greek haploos single, simple + ite1} –aplitic /əˈplɪtɪk/ (say uh plitik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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