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hyalophane

[hahy-al-uh-feyn, hahy-uh-luh-] /haɪˈæl əˌfeɪn, ˈhaɪ ə lə-/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a variety of orthoclase in which some of the potassium is replaced by barium.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hyalo- + -phane
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Encyclopedia Article for hyalophane

a barium-rich variety of potassium feldspar; see celsian.

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