cristobalite

noun

cris·​to·​bal·​ite
kriˈstōbəˌlīt
plural -s
: silica occurring in white octahedra stable at high temperature compare quartz, tridymite

Word History

Etymology

German cristobalit, from Cerro San Cristóbal, Pachuca, Mexico + German -it -ite

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“Cristobalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cristobalite. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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