automolite

noun
au·​tom·​o·​lite | \ ȯˈtäməˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of automolite

: a variety of gahnite

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History and Etymology for automolite

Swedish automolit, from Greek automolos deserter (from aut- + -molos, from molein to come, go, from aorist infinitive of blōskein) + Swedish -it -ite; akin to Middle Irish mell hill, Slovenian moliti to stretch out, Albanian mal mountain and perhaps to Sanskrit mani pearl; basic meaning: coming forth, going up

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“Automolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automolite. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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