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idocrase

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noun ido·crase \ˈī-də-ˌkrās, ˈi-, -ˌkrāz\

Definition of idocrase

  1. :  a mineral that is a complex silicate especially of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum



Origin and Etymology of idocrase

French, from Greek eidos form + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix — more at crater


First Known Use: 1804


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