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aplite

[ap-lahyt] /ˈæp laɪt/
noun, Petrology
1.
a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; apl- (variant of haplo-) + ite1
Related forms
aplitic
[ap-lit-ik] /æpˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The quartz monzonite is far more disintegrated than the aplite and almost invariably is eroded more rapidly than the aplite.
British Dictionary definitions for aplite

aplite

/ˈæplaɪt/
noun
1.
a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
Derived Forms
aplitic (æpˈlɪtɪk), haplitic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite1
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