Definition of Sanidine

1. n. A variety of orthoclase feldspar common in certain eruptive rocks, as trachyte; -- called also glassy feldspar.



Definition of Sanidine

1. Noun. (minerology) A variety of orthoclase feldspar found as tabular crystals embedded in volcanic rocks. It sometimes reflects a blue sheen along crystal planes. This phenomenon is called ''adularescence'', and sanidine with this property is called ''moonstone''. ¹

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Definition of Sanidine

1. a glassy variety of feldspar [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sanidine

1. A variety of orthoclase feldspar common in certain eruptive rocks, as trachyte. Synonym: glassy feldspar. Origin: Gr, a board. So called in allusion to the tabular crystals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanidine

sanguines
sanguining
sanguinities
sanguinity
sanguinivorous
sanguinolency
sanguinolent
sanguinopurulent
sanguisuge
sanguisuges
sanguivorous
sanhedrim
sanicle
sanicles
sanidic
sanidine (current term)
sanidines
sanies
sanified
sanifies
sanify
sanifying
saning
saniopurulent
sanioserous
sanious
sanious pus
sanism
sanitaria
sanitarian

Literary usage of Sanidine

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1. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1884)
"With a matrix of leucite and nepheline, much pyroxene, amphibole, and magnetite, but with sanidine poorly represented. • iii. ..."

2. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1884)
"With a matrix of leucite and nepheline, much pyroxene, amphibole, and magnetite, but with sanidine poorly represented. • iii. ..."

3. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1888)
"With a compact matrix, and containing much nepheline, and porphyritic crystals of sanidine. ii. Leucite-nepheline-phonolite.—With a matrix of leucite and ..."

4. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1888)
"With a compact matrix, and containing much nepheline, and porphyritic crystals of sanidine. ii. Leucite-nepheline-phonolite.—With a matrix of leucite and ..."

5. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1881)
"With a compact matrix, and containing much nepheline, and porphyritic crystals of sanidine. ii. Leucite-nepheline-phonolite.—With a matrix of leucite and ..."

6. The Study of Rocks: An Elementary Text-book of Petrology by Frank Rutley (1881)
"With a compact matrix, and containing much nepheline, and porphyritic crystals of sanidine. ii. Leucite-nepheline-phonolite.—With a matrix of leucite and ..."

7. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1894)
"sanidine. This glassy, clear variety of orthoclase, occurs in the later ... sanidine often has a rude parting parallel to the ortho pinacoid cc P oc (100), ..."

8. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"... sanidine. According to my experiments, glassy felspar from Drachenfels, lost, when digested with hydrochloric acid, 3-73 per cent of substance. ..."

9. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"The only other porphyritic mineral is augite. The plates of sanidine lie ... A few isolated scattered crystals of sanidine occur in it, together with an ..."

10. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1894)
"sanidine. This glassy, clear variety of orthoclase, occurs in the later ... sanidine often has a rude parting parallel to the ortho pinacoid cc P oc (100), ..."

11. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"... sanidine. According to my experiments, glassy felspar from Drachenfels, lost, when digested with hydrochloric acid, 3-73 per cent of substance. ..."

12. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"When these rocks are porphyritic the phenocrysts are chiefly lime-soda-feldspar, labradorite, or andesine, and in some instances also orthoclase or sanidine ..."

13. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"The only other porphyritic mineral is augite. The plates of sanidine lie ... A few isolated scattered crystals of sanidine occur in it, together with an ..."

14. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"When these rocks are porphyritic the phenocrysts are chiefly lime-soda-feldspar, labradorite, or andesine, and in some instances also orthoclase or sanidine ..."

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