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aragonite

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noun ara·go·nite \ə-ˈra-gə-ˌnīt, ˈa-rə-gə-, ˈer-ə-\

Definition of aragonite

  1. :  a mineral similar to calcite in consisting of calcium carbonate but differing from calcite in its orthorhombic crystallization, greater density, and less distinct cleavage

ara·go·nit·icplay \ə-ˌra-gə-ˈni-tik, ˌer-ə-gə-, ˌa-rə-\ adjective


Origin of aragonite

German Aragonit, from Aragon, Spain


First Known Use: 1801


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