nephelinite


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neph·e·lin·ite

 (nĕf′ə-lĭ-nīt′)
n.
An igneous rock consisting chiefly of pyroxene and nepheline.
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nephelinite

(ˈnɛfɪlɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a fine-grained basic laval rock consisting of pyroxene and nepheline
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neph•e•lin•ite

(ˈnɛf ə ləˌnaɪt)

n.
a fine-grained, dark rock of volcanic origin, essentially a basalt containing nepheline but no feldspar and little or no olivine.
[1860–65]
neph`e•li•nit′ic (-ˈnɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.nephelinite - an igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
nepheline, nephelite - a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels
pyroxene - any of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and metamorphic rocks
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