orthoquartzite etymology

English word orthoquartzite comes from English quartzite, English ortho-

Detailed word origin of orthoquartzite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quartzite English (eng) A metamorphic rock consisting of interlocking grains of quartz.
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
orthoquartzite English (eng) A very pure quartz sandstone composed of usually well rounded quartz grains cemented by silica.

Words with the same origin as orthoquartzite

Descendants of quartzite
Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthocenter orthodata orthoester orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthophenylene orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthorectify orthosteric orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography