\fˈɛldspɑː], \fˈɛldspɑː], \f_ˈɛ_l_d_s_p_ɑː]\
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By James Champlin Fernald
A widely distributed crystalline mineral, which consists of silica, alumina, and potash, and is a constituent part of granite, gneiss, mica, slate, porphyry, and most volcanic rocks.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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Idiopathic Hypercatabolic Hypoproteinemias
- series of gastrointestinal disorders which share in common excessive loss protein, mainly albumin, across gut wall. occur stomach (Menetrier disease), as well the small bowel (intestinal lymphangiectases, assorted inflammatory states). They are also occasionally associated with congestive heart failure (again a bowel protein loss).