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feld·spath·oid

 (fĕld-spăth′oid′, fĕl-)
n.
Any of a group of relatively rare minerals that are chemically very similar to feldspars, but have too little silica to qualify as feldspars.

[feldspath (obsolete variant of feldspar, from obsolete German Feldspath, feldspar; see feldspar) + -oid.]
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feldspathoid

(ˈfɛldspəˌθɔɪd) or

felspathoid

n
(Geological Science) any of a group of rock-forming minerals, such as leucite and sodalite, that are similar to feldspars but contain less silica
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feld•spath•oid

(ˈfɛld spæˌθɔɪd, ˈfɛl-)

adj.
1. Also, feld`spath•oi′dal. of or pertaining to a group of minerals similar in chemical composition to certain feldspars except for a lower silica content.
n.
2. a mineral of this group, as nepheline or leucite.
[1895–1900; < German Feldspat(h) (see feldspar) + -oid]
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Similar to gabbro and anorthosite, norite is very rich in plagioclase compared to K-feldspar, feldspathoids, and quartz [11, 12].
There are 12 types classified in nature along with similar minerals called feldspathoids such as nepheline syenite.
By other hand, the feldspathoids presented in the pellets do not have capacity to adsorb EGME.
Alkali-rich rocks and feldspathoidal rocks are tare (feldspathoids and quartz are mutually exclusive) and plagioclase typically dominates over alkalifeldspar.
Likewise, altered feldspathoids in the nepheline syenites in the Bancroft, Ontario area (formerly called "hydronephelite" or "giesekite") are mixtures of natrolite and muscovite, [+ or -] analcime and other minor constituents.
Rock-forming minerals; v.4B: Framework silicates; silica minerals, feldspathoids and the zeolites, 2d ed.
To the researchers' surprise, over time the contaminants in the experimental set-ups were bound by newly formed clays, forming unusual minerals called zeolites and feldspathoids. The mineral particles, about 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, do not dissolve easily and therefore keep the contaminants trapped in the soil.