enigmatite

noun
enig·​ma·​tite
variants: or less commonly aenigmatite \ ə̇ˈnigməˌtīt , ēˈ-​ , eˈ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of enigmatite

: an imperfectly known mineral formerly classed with the amphibole group that occurs in black triclinic crystals and is essentially a silicate of iron, titanium, and sodium (specific gravity 3.74–3.80)

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History and Etymology for enigmatite

German ainigmatit, änigmatit, from Greek ainigmat-, ainigma + German -it -ite

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“Enigmatite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enigmatite. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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