Felsic?

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Felsic is a geology termed used to refer to magma, silicate minerals and rocks which contain lighter elements like silicon, aluminum, potassium, sodium and oxygen.
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Felsic is igneous rocks consisting mainly of feldspars, feldspathoids, quartz, and other
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organge and purple.
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(fĕl'sĭk) adj. Containing a group of light-colored silicate minerals that occur in igneous rocks. [FEL(DSPAR) + S(ILICA) + -IC.]
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Very viscous lavas trapping in much dissolved gas. Like opening a carbonated beverage, when magma with lots of volatiles reaches the surface, the gases come out of solution and expand
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fel·sic
[fel-sik]
ADJECTIVE [GEOLOGY]
1.
(of rocks) consisting chiefly of feldspars, feldspathoids, quartz, and other light-colored minerals.
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