Definition of leucite in English:

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leucite

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞oˌsīt/

noun

A gray or white potassium aluminosilicate, typically found in alkali volcanic rocks.
Example sentences
  • The three commonest feldspathoids are leucite, nepheline, and sodalite.
  • Additionally, lamproites may contain leucite, richterite, sanidine, and occasionally nepheline, whereas kimberlites do not.
  • Familiar examples include nepheline, leucite, and members of the sodalite and cancrinite groups.

Derivatives

leucitic

Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈsitik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Williams describes leucitic dike rocks in which ‘pseudoleucite’ is a most important constituent.
  • The river was not visible from the hill; and in order to see it I was obliged to descend into the deep channel which it had dug out of the soft tufaceous and leucitic lava.

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Syllabification: leu·cite

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