chabazite

noun
chab·​a·​zite
variants: or chabasite \ ˈkabəˌzīt \
plural -s

Definition of chabazite

: a zeolite CaAl2Si4O12.6H2O consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum that occurs in glassy rhombohedral crystals, varies in color from white to yellow or red, and is used in some water softeners (hardness 4–5, specific gravity 2.08–2.16)

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History and Etymology for chabazite

German chabasit, from French chabasie (from Late Greek chabazios, manuscript variant of chalazios precious stone resembling a hailstone, from Greek chalazios of hail, from chalaza hailstone) + German -it -ite

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“Chabazite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chabazite. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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