Definition of Andesine

1. n. A kind of triclinic feldspar found in the Andes.



Definition of Andesine

1. Noun. (minerology) Sodium calcium aluminum silicate, (Na_xCa_xAlSi_3O_8), a plagioclase feldspar, the third member of the albite-anorthite solid solution series. Found in fine-grained andesite lavas; crystals are rarely seen. ¹

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Definition of Andesine

1. a feldspar [n -S] - See also: feldspar

Medical Definition of Andesine

1. A kind of triclinic feldspar found in the Andes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Andesine

and whatnot
and your little dog too
andabatism
andalusite
andalusites
andante
andantes
andantini
andantino
andantinos
ande
andelmin
andersen sampler
andersonite
andersson lesion
andesine (current term)
andesines
andesite
andesites
andesitic
andesyte
andesytes
andira
andirine
andiron
andirons
andorite
andorra
andosite
andouille

Literary usage of Andesine

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1. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"The augite-andesite of Table Mountain, Col., 34, 7, is an orthoclase- bearing andesine-lava, with 98 per cent of feldspathic constituents. ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1843)
"... cleavage than that mineral, and its cleavage-surfaces are not so well defined. The andesine is imbedded in a greyish-white mass, which is termed ..."

3. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1857)
"... labradorite, andesine, and oligo- clase, have been created between albite on the one hand, and anorthite on the other. I therefore some time since ..."

4. The Rocks of Cape Colville Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand by William Johnson Sollas, Alexander McKay (1905)
"... extinguishing at 13°/17J; others are not twinned, and extinguish parallel, yet these have a ri above balsam, and are therefore oligoclase to andesine. ..."

5. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"(b) If the angle is 20° or less, an ambiguity occurs which cannot be removed by this method; viz. between albite and andesine or andesine-labradorite and ..."

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