gismondite

noun

gis·​mon·​dite
jizˈmänˌdīt,
ˈjizmən-
variants or gismondine
-ˌdēn
plural -s
: a mineral CaAl2Si2O8.4H2O consisting of a light-colored hydrous calcium aluminum silicate occurring in pyramidal crystals

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gismondite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gismondite. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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