eudialyte

noun

eu·​di·​a·​lyte
yüˈdīəˌlīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Eudialyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eudialyte. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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