noun gon·nard·ite \ˈgänə(r)ˌdīt\

Definition of gonnardite



  1. :  a mineral approximately Na2CaAl4Si6O20.7H2O consisting of a zeolite and occurring in radiating spherules (specific gravity 2.3)

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Origin and Etymology of gonnardite

French gonnardite, from Ferdinand Gonnard, 19th century French mineralogist + French -ite

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