foralite etymology

English word foralite comes from Latin forare, English -lite (Used to form names of rocks and minerals.)

Detailed word origin of foralite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
forare Latin (lat)
-lite English (eng) Used to form names of rocks and minerals.
foralite English (eng) (geology) A tube-like marking found in sandstone and other strata.

Words with the same origin as foralite

Descendants of -lite
abukumalite acadialite chiasmus danalite dendrolite francolite grapholite heliolite hematolite lepidolite malacolite meteorolite ottrelite paranatrolite phytolite pisolite praseolite radiolite retinalite ripidolite scorzalite thinolite turrilite umbalite