anorthite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "less than straight, not perpendicular" - a reference to the odd angles at which crystals grow.

Noun[edit]

anorthite (plural anorthites)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of plagioclase feldspar, the calcium endmember of that series.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Anorthite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • anorthite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016