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cymophane

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noun cy·mo·phane \ˈsī-mə-ˌfān\

Definition of cymophane

  1. :  chrysoberyl; especially :  an opalescent chrysoberyl



Origin and Etymology of cymophane

French, from Greek kyma wave + French -phane -phane


First Known Use: circa 1804


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