heulandite

noun
heu·​land·​ite | \ ˈhyü-lən-ˌdīt How to pronounce heulandite (audio) \

Definition of heulandite

: a zeolite consisting of a hydrous aluminosilicate of sodium and calcium

First Known Use of heulandite

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heulandite

Henry Heuland, 19th century English mineral collector

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“Heulandite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heulandite. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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