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monzonite

[mon-zuh-nahyt] /ˈmɒn zəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of granular igneous rocks having approximately equal amounts of orthoclase and plagioclase feldspar, intermediate in composition between syenite and diorite.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < German Monzonit, named after Monzoni, mountain in Tyrol; see -ite1
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monzonitic
[mon-zuh-nit-ik] /ˌmɒn zəˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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monzonite

/ˈmɒnzəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a coarse-grained plutonic igneous rock consisting of equal amounts of plagioclase and orthoclase feldspar, with ferromagnesian minerals
Derived Forms
monzonitic (ˌmɒnzəˈnɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from German, named after Monzoni, Tyrolean mountain where it was found
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monzonite
  (mŏn-zō'nīt', mŏn'zə-nīt')   
An igneous rock composed chiefly of plagioclase and orthoclase, with small amounts of amphibole, pyroxene, and biotite. Monzonite contains little or no quartz.
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