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scapolite

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noun scap·o·lite \ˈska-pə-ˌlīt\

Definition of scapolite

  1. :  any of a group of minerals that are essentially complex silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and that include some used as semiprecious stones



Origin and Etymology of scapolite

French, from Latin scapus shaft + French -o- + -lite; from the prismatic shape of its crystals


First Known Use: 1802


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