Aplite meaning

hăplīt
A fine-grained, light-colored granitic rock consisting primarily of orthoclase and quartz.
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A light-colored, fine-grained igneous rock, similar to granite, that often forms in and near dikes, consisting mainly of quartz and feldspar.
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(geology) A fine-grained granitic rock composed mostly of quartz and feldspars.
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Origin of aplite

  • German Aplit from Greek haplous single haploid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition