felsic

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Blend of feldspar and silica, with the suffix -ic.

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felsic (comparative more felsic, superlative most felsic)

  1. (mineralogy) Enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium.

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felsic (plural felsics)

  1. A rock with such properties.