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stilbite

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noun stil·bite \ˈstil-ˌbīt\

Definition of stilbite

  1. :  a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and often occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals



Origin and Etymology of stilbite

French, from Greek stilbein


First Known Use: 1815


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