cancrinite

noun
can·cri·nite | \ -ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of cancrinite 

: a mineral (Na2,Ca)4(AlSiO4)6CO3.nH2O consisting of an aluminosilicate and carbonate of sodium and calcium occurring in igneous rocks usually as transparent to translucent masses of various colors (hardness 5–6, specific gravity 2.42–2.5)

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History and Etymology for cancrinite

German cancrinit, from Count Georg Cancrin †1845 Russian statesman + German -it -ite

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