Definition of Leucite

1. n. A mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals. It is a silicate of alumina and potash. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius.



Definition of Leucite

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral of silica-poor igneous, plutonic and volcanic rocks. Chemically, Leucite is a potassium feldspar with insufficient silica to satisfy the chemical bonds. Because of the unfilled bonds, Leucite weathers rapidly and can only be seen as inclusions in freshly broken rock. ¹

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Definition of Leucite

1. a mineral [n -S] : LEUCITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Leucite

1. 1. A mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals. It is a silicate of alumina and potash. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius. 2. A leucoplast. Origin: Gr. White: cf. F. Leucite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucite

leucine acetyltransferase
leucine aminopeptidase
leucine dehydrogenase
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leucoagglutinin
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leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase
leucoaraiosis
leucocidin
leucocidins

Literary usage of Leucite

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1. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1907)
"THE FORMATION OF leucite IN IGNEOUS ROCKS HENRY S. WASHINGTON INTRODUCTION In the following pages are presented the results of an attempt at the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Nepheline appears to decrease in amount as leucite increases. Rocke of this roup are known from ... The missou rites arc more basic and consist of leucite, ..."

3. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"The older lava, in which large crystals of leucite occur, ... The large masses ejected from Vesuvius frequently contain crystals of leucite, ..."

4. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"leucite- AND NEPHELINE-BASALTS, ETC. WE shall group together for convenience various basic and ultrabasic lavas in which leucite, nepheline, and sometimes ..."

5. The Roman Comagmatic Region by Henry Stephens Washington (1906)
"For these reasons the name of leucite-trachyte is the more appropriate. ... leucite phenocrysts not very abundant, 5 to 20 mm. in diameter, fragmentary, ..."

6. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"leucite GROUP. leucite is the only rock-making mineral belonging to this group. ... leucite is a common constituent of volcanic rocks, especially the more ..."

7. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"It has phenocrysts of altered leucite and biotite in a ground- mass of ... The phenocrysts are augite and labradorite, with leucite in the groundmass. ..."

8. The Nomenclature of Petrology: With References to Selected Literature by Arthur Holmes (1920)
"A basaltic rock essentially composed of leucite, pyroxene and olivine. leucite phonolite.—According to Rosenbusch this is a volcanic rock whose felsic ..."

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