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alkalic Syllabification: al·kal·ic
Pronunciation: /alˈkalik/

Definition of alkalic in English:


(Of a rock or mineral) richer in sodium and/or potassium than is usual for its type.
Example sentences
  • In the northern Cordillera lower Paleozoic alkalic and potassic mafic magmatism is linked with rifting of the Selwyn Basin.
  • Within the Grenville basement these are represented by alkalic to tholeiitic mafic dykes and alkalic to peralkaline granite plutons.
  • Some ore deposits occur in alkalic ultrabasic rocks derived from the Earth's mantle.
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