noun cli·no·he·drite \-ˈhēˌdrīt\
variants: less commonly



Definition of clinohedrite



  1. :  a calcium zinc silicate CaZnSiO3(OH)2 occurring in the form of colorless, white, or purplish monoclinic crystals (hardness 5.5, specific gravity 3.33)

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Origin and Etymology of clinohedrite

International Scientific Vocabulary clin- + Greek hedra seat, base + International Scientific Vocabulary -ite; originally formed as German klinoëdrit — more at sit

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to cast off or become cast off

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