clinohedrite

noun

cli·​no·​he·​drite
-ˈhēˌdrīt
variants or less commonly clinoedrite
-ōˈē-
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Clinohedrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinohedrite. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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