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saponite

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noun sap·o·nite \ˈsa-pə-ˌnīt\

Definition of saponite

  1. :  a hydrous magnesium aluminum silicate occurring in soft soapy amorphous masses and filling veins and cavities (as in serpentine)



Origin and Etymology of saponite

Swedish saponit, from Latin sapon-, sapo soap


First Known Use: circa 1849


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