Clan

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  • anthropology
a social group with a common ancestor, usually under patriarchal control. Source: Anthromorphemics
  • geology
A compositional category for classifying igneous rocks; e.g., the rhyolite-granite clan. A clan may be defined either by mineralogical or by chemical composition. Clans are subdivided into families. AGI
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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