chondrodite

noun
chon·​dro·​dite
variants: or less commonly condrodite \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of chondrodite

: a mineral (Mg,Fe)3SiO4(OH,F) consisting of basic silicate of magnesium and sometimes iron belonging to the humite group and found in certain metamorphic rocks

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History and Etymology for chondrodite

Swedish kondrodit, from Greek chondrōdēs granular (from chondros grain) + -it -ite

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“Chondrodite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chondrodite. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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