plural -s
: a mineral composed of a fluoaluminate of sodium and lithium Na3Li3(AlF6)2 found in the Ural mountains

Word History


alteration of earlier kryolithionite, from kryo- cryo- + lithionite (obsolete synonym of lepidolite), from German lithonit, from obsolete New Latin lithion (now lithia) + German -it -ite

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“Cryolithionite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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