A colorless to white variety of feldspar that is classified both as plagioclase feldspar and alkali feldspar, contains a high proportion of sodium to calcium and potassium and is a common constituent of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
[Latin albus, white; see albho- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ITE1.]
al·bitic (-bĭtĭk), al·biti·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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