forsterite

noun for·ster·ite \ ˈfȯ(r)stəˌrīt \

Definition of forsterite

plural -s
:a mineral consisting of magnesian olivine; specifically :magnesium silicate Mg2SiO4 constituting the essential component of some refractories

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Origin and Etymology of forsterite

Johann R. Forster †1798 German traveler + English -ite


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