noun cahn·ite \ˈkäˌnīt\

Definition of cahnite



  1. :  a mineral Ca2B(OH)4(AsO4) consisting of hydrous calcium boroarsenate occurring in white sphenoidal crystals

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Origin and Etymology of cahnite

Lazard Cahn †1940 American mineral collector who first recognized it + English -ite

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to criticize severely

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