feldspathoid

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From German Feldspath ‎(feldspar) +‎ -oid.

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feldspathoid ‎(countable and uncountable, plural feldspathoids)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of a small group of igneous, plutonic, and volcanic minerals formed in magma that did not contain enough silica to satisfy all the chemical bonds. Feldspathoids are silica-poor variants of the feldspar group.

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feldspathoid ‎(not comparable)

  1. (mineralogy) Resembling a feldspar.

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