Definition of felsic in English:
Of, relating to, or denoting a group of light-colored minerals including feldspar, feldspathoids, quartz, and muscovite. Often contrasted with mafic.
- The present day volumetric variation in the amount of mafic and felsic volcanic rocks preserved in the Parana and Etendeka provinces is interesting.
- The rocks of the complex show an overall trend of decreasing mafic minerals and increasing felsic minerals spatially from west to east.
- The alternating bands of mafic and felsic minerals are a striking and distinctive feature of all gneisses.
Definition of felsic in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan