Nepheline Neph"e*line (n[e^]f"[-e]*l[i^]n), Nephelite Neph"e*lite (n[e^]f"[-e]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. nefe`lh cloud: cf. F. n['e]ph['e]line. Cf. {Nebula}.] (Min.) A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy hexagonal crystals; also elsewhere, in grayish or greenish masses having a greasy luster, as the variety el[ae]olite. It is a silicate of aluminia, soda, and potash. [1913 Webster]

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  • nepheline — [nef′əlīt΄nef′ə lēn΄, nef′əlin] n. [Fr néphéline < Gr nephelē, cloud (see NEBULA) + ine, INE1] a hard, light colored, hexagonal mineral, (Na,K)AlSiO4, used in making glass, china, etc.; sodium potassium aluminum silicate: sometimes called… …   English World dictionary

  • nepheline — /nef euh lin/, n. a feldspathoid mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSiO4, occurring in alkali rich volcanic rocks. Also, nephelite /nef euh luyt /. [1805 15; < F néphéline, equiv. to néphél ( < Gk nephéle cloud) + ine INE2] * * *… …   Universalium

  • nepheline — noun A feldspathoid mineral of silica poor igneous, plutonic and volcanic rocks. Chemically, Nepheline is a plagioclase feldspar with insufficient silica to satisfy the chemical bonds. Because of the unfilled bonds, Nepheline weathers rapidly and …   Wiktionary

  • nepheline — also nephelite noun Etymology: French néphéline, from Greek nephelē cloud more at nebula Date: circa 1814 a hexagonal mineral that is a usually glassy crystalline silicate of sodium, potassium, and aluminum common in igneous rocks • nephelinic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nepheline — [ nɛf(ə)lɪn] noun a colourless, greenish, or brownish aluminosilicate mineral occurring in igneous rocks. Origin C19: from Fr. néphéline, from Gk nephelē cloud (because its fragments become cloudy on immersion in nitric acid) + ine2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • nepheline — nefelinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė KNa₃[AlSiO₄]₄ atitikmenys: angl. nepheline rus. нефелин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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