arfvedsonite

noun
arf·​ved·​son·​ite | \ ˈävə̇dsəˌnīt\
plural -s

Definition of arfvedsonite

: a silicate of sodium, calcium, and iron, approximately Na2–3(Fe, Mg, Al)5Si8O22(OH)2, of the amphibole group occurring in black monoclinic strongly pleochroic prisms in certain igneous rocks

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for arfvedsonite

J. A. Arfvedson †1841 Swedish chemist + English -ite

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about arfvedsonite

Share arfvedsonite

Dictionary Entries near arfvedsonite

Aretino

are you kidding (me)

Arezzo

arfvedsonite

arg

Arg

argal

Statistics for arfvedsonite

Look-up Popularity

Comments on arfvedsonite

What made you want to look up arfvedsonite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!