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A blue-white mineral, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl, found in silica-poor igneous rocks.


(Minerals) a blue, grey, yellow, or colourless mineral consisting of sodium aluminium silicate and sodium chloride in cubic crystalline form. It occurs in basic igneous rocks. Formula: Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
[C19: from soda + -lite]


(ˈsoʊd lˌaɪt)

a blue mineral, sodium aluminum silicate with chlorine, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl, found in igneous rocks that contain a high percentage of sodium and potassium alkali.
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Noun1.sodalite - a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline formsodalite - a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form; occurs in igneous rocks
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
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