diabantite

noun di·a·ban·tite \ ˌdīəˈbanˌtīt \

Definition of diabantite

plural -s
:a mineral approximately (Mg,Fe,Al)3(SiAl)2O5(OH)4 consisting of a basic silicate of magnesium, iron, and aluminum

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Origin and Etymology of diabantite

modification (influenced by -ite) of German diabantachronnyn, irregular from German diabase + Greek chrōnnyein to stain


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