Definition of Nephelinite

1. Noun. An igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene.

Generic synonyms: Mineral
Terms within: Nepheline, Nephelite, Pyroxene



Definition of Nephelinite

1. Noun. (geology) a dark, finely crystalline rock of volcanic origin, being a mixture of nepheline and pyroxene ¹

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Definition of Nephelinite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nephelinite

nepenthean
nepenthes
neper
nepers
nepeta
nepetalactone
nepetas
neph
nephalism
nephalist
nephelauxetic
nepheligenous
nepheline
nephelines
nephelinic
nephelinite (current term)
nephelinites
nephelinitic
nephelite
nephelites
nephelococcygia
nephelodometer
nephelometer
nephelometers
nephelometric
nephelometric turbidity unit
nephelometrically
nephelometries
nephelometry
nephelometry and turbidimetry

Literary usage of Nephelinite

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1. Manual of Lithology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by Edward Higginson Williams (1895)
"I. nephelinite (Rosenbusch). A coarse-granular to compact (usually porous) ... The states are: (a) Doleritic nephelinite. A coarse-grained compound of ..."

2. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"The rocks of this group are of very limited occurrence. C «. The nephelinite and ... nephelinite ..."

3. Modern Lithology Illustrated and Defined: For the Use of University by Ernest Howard Adye (1907)
"This picture portrays the general characteristics of a fairly good nephelinite passing into a nepheline-basalt by reason of its containing a subordinate ..."

4. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"... phonolite at Athi River; nephelinite with transitions to nephelite-basalt at ... with the nephelinite, possibly as segregations.5 Mt. Meru, to the west, ..."

5. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania by Royal Society of Tasmania (1898)
"The authors diagnose the so-called tourmaline rock as a nephelinite, ... The nephelinite is a nepheline-augite rock. The long black prisms are not ..."

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