pericline

pericline

[per-i-klahyn]
noun Mineralogy.
a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek periklīnḗs sloping on all sides

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pericline (ˈpɛrɪˌklaɪn)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean]

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