noun can·cri·nite \-ˌnīt\

Definition of cancrinite



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cancrinite

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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