noun for·ster·ite \ˈfȯ(r)stəˌrīt\

Definition of forsterite



  1. :  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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