Definition of Nephelite

1. Noun. A whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels.

Exact synonyms: Nepheline
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Substance meronyms: Nephelinite



Definition of Nephelite

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Medical Definition of Nephelite

1. A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy agonal crystals; also elsewhere, in grayish or greenish masses having a greasy luster, as the variety elaeolite. It is a silicate of aluminia, soda, and potash. Origin: gr. Cloud: cf. F. Nepheline. Cf. Nebula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nephelite

nepers
nepetalactone
nepetas
neph
nephalism
nephalist
nephelauxetic
nepheligenous
nepheline
nephelines
nephelinic
nephelinite
nephelinites
nephelinitic
nephelite (current term)
nephelites
nephelococcygia
nephelodometer
nephelometer
nephelometers
nephelometric
nephelometric turbidity unit
nephelometrically
nephelometries
nephelometry
nephelometry and turbidimetry
nephew
nephew-in-law
nephewless

Literary usage of Nephelite

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1. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"nephelite is commonly in euhedral, hexagonal prisms with basal plane, and subordinate ... There are no characteristic inclusions in nephelite phenocrysts. ..."

2. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"Natural nephelite always contains silica in varying excess and also small amounts of ... Synthetic experiments, yielding crystals like nephelite with the ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"nephelite is a sodium-aluminum silicate. Commonly the sodium is in part replaced by ... nephelite has been produced artificially at 220° C. by a reaction ..."

4. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"Obs. — nephelite is rather widely distributed (as shown by the microscopic study of rocks) in igneous rocks as the product of crystallization of a magma ..."

5. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"nephelite-SYENITE. Fine-grained dikes of this class, a few inches in width, ... nephelite is rather abundant in idiomorphic prisms of considerable size, ..."

6. Engineering Geology: By Heinrich Ries and Thomas L. Watson by Heinrich Ries, Thomas Leonard Watson (1914)
"nephelite and sodalite are the two most important members of the group. These are briefly described below. nephelite Composition. — Sodium-aluminum silicate ..."

7. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"If a thin section containing nephelite and cancrinite is heated, no changes appear in the former but the latter becomes cloudy, probably due to the driving ..."

8. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"If a thin section containing nephelite and cancrinite is heated, no changes appear in the former but the latter becomes cloudy, probably due to the driving ..."

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