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alkalic

[al-kal-ik] /ælˈkæl ɪk/
adjective, Geology
1.
(of igneous rock) containing a relatively high percentage of sodium and potassium alkali.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35, in sense “alkaline;” alkal(i) + -ic
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  • Locally the alkalic granite is altered and fine grained, which apparently is a transition zone with an unexposed pluton.
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alkalic

/ælˈkælɪk/
adjective
1.
(of igneous rocks) containing large amounts of alkalis, esp sodium and potassium
2.
another word for alkaline
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