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  • Mineralogically — Min er*al*og ic*al*ly, adv. According to the principles of, or with reference to, mineralogy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineralogically — adverb With regard to mineralogy. Rocks in each of the three categories were then classified mineralogically …   Wiktionary

  • mineralogically — adverb see mineralogy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mineralogically — mɪnÉ™rÉ™ lÉ‘dʒɪklɪ / lÉ’d adv. according to the study of minerals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mineralogically — mineralogˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑mineral …   Useful english dictionary

  • igneous rock — Any of various crystalline or glassy, noncrystalline rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten earth material (magma). Igneous rocks comprise one of the three principal classes of rocks, the others being metamorphic and sedimentary …   Universalium

  • Anorthosite — (pronEng|æˈnɔrθəsaɪt/, /ə ) is a phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90–100%), and a minimal mafic component (0–10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most… …   Wikipedia

  • diabase — diabasic, adj. /duy euh bays /, n. Petrol. 1. a fine grained gabbro occurring as minor intrusions. 2. Brit. a dark igneous rock consisting essentially of augite and feldspar; an altered dolerite. [1810 20; < F, equiv. to dia (error for di two) +… …   Universalium

  • mineralogy — noun Etymology: probably from New Latin *mineralogia, irregular from Medieval Latin minerale + Latin logia logy Date: 1690 1. a science dealing with minerals, their crystallography, properties, classification, and the ways of distinguishing them… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Silicate — For the artificial intelligence androids of the 1990s science fiction series , see Silicate (AI) A silicate is a compound containing an anion in which one or more central silicon atoms are surrounded by electronegative ligands. This definition is …   Wikipedia

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