Definition of Trachyte

1. n. An igneous rock, usually light gray in color and breaking with a rough surface. It consists chiefly of orthoclase feldspar with sometimes hornblende and mica.



Definition of Trachyte

1. Noun. (geology mineralogy) A pale igneous rock consisting mostly of potassium feldspar and plagioclase. ¹

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Definition of Trachyte

1. a light-colored igneous rock [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trachyte

1. An igneous rock,usually light gray in colour and breaking with a rough surface. It consists chiefly of orthoclase feldspar with sometimes hornblende and mica. Origin: Gr. Rough, rugged: cg. F. Trachyte. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trachyte

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Literary usage of Trachyte

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1. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1878)
"A variety of trachyte occurring in Silesia has been named ... Throughout the Western country the application of the name trachyte is becoming more and more ..."

2. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"trachyte is the volcanic form, syenite the plutonic. ... trachyte, with green sodio augite. These comprise various types, described in detail further on. ..."

3. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"The specific gravity of normal trachyte is about 2'6. The chemical composition is shown in the following table.1 trachyte is an abundantly diffused lava of ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"On the trachyte Porphyries of Antrim and Down, in the North of Ireland. ... trachyte is one of the rarest of the British rock?, and it ie as yet uncertain ..."

5. Transactions of the Geological Society of London by Geological Society of London (1836)
"The trachyte tuff appears to me to be the oldest of the volcanic eruptions, for it has nothing of the character of having been derived from ..."

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