hyalotekite

noun
hy·​a·​lo·​te·​kite | \ ˌhīəlōˈtēˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of hyalotekite

: a mineral approximately (Pb,Ca,Ba)4BSi6O17(OH,F) consisting of a borosilicate and fluoride of lead, barium, and calcium found in crystalline masses

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History and Etymology for hyalotekite

Swedish hyalotekit, from hyal- + Greek tēkein to melt + Swedish -it -ite; from the fact that it fuses to a clear glass

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“Hyalotekite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyalotekite. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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