Definition of quartzose in English:

quartzose

adjective

Geology
  • Composed mainly or entirely of quartz; of the nature of quartz.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717–1791), naturalist. From quartz + -ose.

Pronunciation

quartzose

/ˈkwɔːtsəʊz//ˈkwɔːtsəʊs/