troctolite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Troktolit

Noun[edit]

troctolite (usually uncountable, plural troctolites)

  1. (geology) A rare type of ultramafic intrusive rock, consisting primarily of olivine and calcic plagioclase
    • 2009, January 16, “Ian Garrick-Bethell et al.”, in Early Lunar Magnetism[1], volume 323, number 5912, DOI:10.1126/science.1166804:
      Here, we report a magnetic study of an unshocked ancient rock with a well-constrained thermal history, troctolite 76535.

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