eu·​di·​a·​lyte | \ yüˈdīəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of eudialyte

: a mineral Na4(Ca,Fe)2ZrSi6O17(OH,Cl)2 consisting of a brownish red silicate chiefly of sodium, iron, zirconium, and calcium that occurs in crystals or masses and is optically positive (H.5–5.5, specific gravity 2.9–3.0)

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History and Etymology for eudialyte

German eudialyt, from Greek eudialytos easy to dissolve, from eu- + dialytos capable of being dissolved, from dialyein to dissolve

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“Eudialyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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