One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a group of minerals chemically similar to feldspar but containing less silica, such as nepheline and leucite.
- ‘The three commonest feldspathoids are leucite, nepheline, and sodalite.’
- ‘Afghanite occurs as small, typically colorless transparent crystals associated with a wide variety of feldspathoids in volcanic ejecta collected in the general Mount Vesuvius area, Italy.’
- ‘The change from incompatible to compatible behavior heralds the onset of significant plagioclase (or feldspathoid) precipitation/removal.’
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