diabantite

noun
di·​a·​ban·​tite | \ ˌdīəˈbanˌtīt \
plural -s

Definition of diabantite

: 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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History and Etymology for diabantite

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

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“Diabantite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diabantite. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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