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pericline

[per-i-klahyn] /ˈpɛr ɪˌklaɪn/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek periklīnḗs sloping on all sides
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pericline

/ˈpɛrɪˌklaɪn/
noun
1.
a white translucent variety of albite in the form of elongated crystals
2.
Also called dome. a dome-shaped formation of stratified rock with its slopes following the direction of folding
Word Origin
C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean
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