gehlenite

noun geh·len·ite \ˈgāləˌnīt\

Definition of gehlenite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Ca2Al2SiO7 consisting of calcium aluminum silicate occurring in prismatic crystals isomorphous with akermanite

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Origin and Etymology of gehlenite

German gehlenit, from A. F. Gehlen, 19th century German chemist + German -it -ite


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