Definition of gehlenite
: 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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