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novaculite

Line breaks: nov¦acu|lite
Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈvakjʊlʌɪt
 
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Definition of novaculite in English:

noun

[mass noun] Geology
A hard, dense, fine-grained siliceous rock resembling chert, with a high content of microcrystalline quartz.
Example sentences
  • Novaculite is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of microcrystalline quartz.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin novacula 'razor' + -ite1.

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