cordierite

noun cor·di·er·ite \ ˈkȯr-dē-ə-ˌrīt \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of cordierite

: a blue mineral of vitreous luster and strong dichroism that consists of a silicate of aluminum, iron, and magnesium

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Origin and Etymology of cordierite

French, from Pierre L. A. Cordier †1861 French geologist


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