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or•tho•clase



Pronunciation: (ôr'thu-klās", -klāz"), [key]
n.
a common white or pink mineral of the feldspar group, KAlSi3O8, having two good cleavages at right angles, and found in silica-rich igneous rocks: used in the manufacture of porcelain.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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