aragonite

noun ara·go·nite \ ə-ˈra-gə-ˌnīt , ˈa-rə-gə- , ˈer-ə- \

Definition of aragonite

:a mineral similar to calcite in consisting of calcium carbonate but differing from calcite in its orthorhombic crystallization, greater density, and less distinct cleavage

aragonitic

play \ə-ˌra-gə-ˈni-tik, ˌer-ə-gə-, ˌa-rə-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aragonite

German Aragonit, from Aragon, Spain


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