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)

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up clinohedrite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!