daphnite

noun daph·nite \ -ˌnīt \

Definition of daphnite

plural -s
: a mineral (Mg,Fe)3(Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8 consisting of a basic aluminosilicate of magnesium, iron, and aluminum belonging to the chlorite group

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Origin and Etymology of daphnite

International Scientific Vocabulary daphn- (from Greek daphnē laurel) + -ite; from its appearance; originally formed as German daphnit


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