gismondite

noun gis·mon·dite \ jizˈmänˌdīt , ˈjizmən- \
variants: or gismondine \-ˌdēn\

Definition of gismondite

plural -s
: a mineral CaAl2Si2O8.4H2O consisting of a light-colored hydrous calcium aluminum silicate occurring in pyramidal crystals

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Origin and Etymology of gismondite

gismondite from gismondine + -ite; gismondine from German gismondin, from C. G. Gismondi †1824 Italian mineralogist + German -in -ine


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