variants or less commonly condrodite
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Chondrodite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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