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scolecite

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noun sco·le·cite \ˈskä-lə-ˌsīt, ˈskō-\

Definition of scolecite

  1. :  a usually fibrous zeolite mineral that is a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate



Origin of scolecite

German Skolezit, from Greek skōlēk-, skōlēx worm; from the motion of some forms when heated


First Known Use: circa 1823


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