Definition of Granulite

1. n. A whitish, granular rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; -- sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite.



Definition of Granulite

1. Noun. (geology) A fine-grained metamorphic rock composed chiefly of feldspar, quartz, and garnets ¹

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Definition of Granulite

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Medical Definition of Granulite

1. A whitish, granular rock, consisting of feldspar and quartz intimately mixed; sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite. Origin: From Granule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granulite

granulatio
granulation
granulation tissue
granulationes
granulationes arachnoideales
granulations
granulator
granulators
granule
granule cell
granule cell of connective tissue
granule cells
granules
granuliferous
granuliform
granulite (current term)
granulites
granulitic
granulo-
granuloblast
granuloblastosis
granulocyte
granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors
granulocytes
granulocytic
granulocytic leukaemia
granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic sarcoma

Literary usage of Granulite

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"I. granulite, from the Teufelsmauer, a dyke") Analysed by from three to five fathoms wide, ... granulite, near Unter-Bergen, on the south bank of the Danube ..."

2. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"granulite. Marble. Serpentine. Determination of Rocks in the Field. General Characters of Argillaceous, Calcareous, Silicious, ..."

3. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"granulite. Marble. Serpentine. Determination of Rocks in the Field. General Characters of Argillaceous, Calcareous, Silicious, ..."

4. Modern Lithology Illustrated and Defined: For the Use of University by Ernest Howard Adye (1907)
"Garnet granulite, Chemnitz District, Saxony, x 20.—The term granulite is used by English and German writers to signify a small group of even-grained rocks, ..."

5. Annual Report of the Geological Commission by George Steuart Corstorphine, Arthur William Rogers (1908)
"granulite OF ROODE VLOER. interesting feature, however, is :that the rock passes gradually into hornblende epidote (and zo'isite)—granulite and- then by ..."

6. Manual of Lithology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by Edward Higginson Williams (1895)
"Among the accessories is biotite, which makes transitions to gneiss, so that we can have the two intermediate rocks biotite- granulite and ..."

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