erionite

noun
er·​i·​o·​nite | \ ˈerēəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of erionite

: a mineral NaKCaAl4Si12O32.12H2O consisting of zeolitic aluminosilicate of sodium, potassium, and calcium occurring in aggregates of orthorhombic fibrous white crystals resembling wool (specific gravity 2)

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History and Etymology for erionite

Greek erion wool + English -ite

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“Erionite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erionite. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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