Definition of Albite

1. Noun. A widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks.

Exact synonyms: White Feldspar
Generic synonyms: Oligoclase, Plagioclase
Derivative terms: Albitic



Definition of Albite

1. n. A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar.

Definition of Albite

1. Noun. (minerology) A plagioclase feldspar, the first member of the Albite-Anorthite solid solution series. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Albite

1. a mineral [n -S] : ALBITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Albite

1. A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar. Origin: L. Albus white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Albite

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albinoid
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albinotic
albinterferon
albinuria
albite (current term)
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albizia
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Literary usage of Albite

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"Scharff* also found fine crystals of albite mixed wilh chlorite quartz and felspar ... Wei bye t found in the island of Lango, Norway, albite crystals which ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1849)
"albite belongs to the doubly obliquo system of crystallization. ... Before the blowpipe albite behaves like felspar, imparting, however, a more distinct ..."

3. Descriptive Catalogue of a Collection of the Economic Minerals of Canada by Geological Survey of Canada (1876)
"The vein consists of a fine grained mixture of reddish white albite and quartz, in which are enclosed large cleavable masses of the opalescent albite, ..."

4. Lectures on Mineralogy by Thomas Egleston (1872)
"The crystalline forms of albite are very nearly the same as those we shall describe under ... There is a very remarkable form of albite, which shows a great ..."

5. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"The lime-soda-feldspars include the remainder of the albite-anor- thite series, ... But this term properly includes albite, and strictly interpreted should ..."

6. The Isomorphism and Thermal Properties of the Feldspars by Arthur Louis Day, Eugene Thomas Allen, Joseph Paxson Iddings, George Ferdinand Becker (1905)
"We prepared a charge of albite glass from a previous melt powdered to ... albite crystal embedded in charge of powdered albite glass. FIG. ii. ..."

7. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"albite Twinned about oo P oo , 100. Composition face «P «,010. Carlsbad law. ... albite Twinned about « P oo, o1o. Composition face the same. albite law. ..."

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