scolecite


sco·le·cite

noun \ˈskä-lə-ˌsīt, ˈskō-\

Definition of SCOLECITE

:  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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