eucryptite

noun eu·cryp·tite \yüˈkripˌtīt\

Definition of eucryptite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral LiAlSiO4 consisting of a colorless or white lithium aluminum silicate occurring in hexagonal crystals (specific gravity 2.67)

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Origin and Etymology of eucryptite

Greek eukryptos easily hidden (from eu- + kryptos hidden) + English -ite — more at crypt


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