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aphanite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aphanite  \Aph"a*nite\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  invisible;  'a  priv.  +  ?  to 
  appear.]  (Min.) 
  A  very  compact,  dark-colored  ?ock,  consisting  of  hornblende, 
  or  pyroxene,  and  feldspar,  but  neither  of  them  in  perceptible 
  grains. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aphanite 
  n  :  fine-grained  homogeneous  rock  (such  as  basalt)  containing 
  minerals  undetectable  by  the  naked  eye 




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