ido·​crase ˈī-də-ˌkrās How to pronounce idocrase (audio)
: a mineral that is a complex silicate especially of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum

Word History


French, from Greek eidos form + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix — more at crater

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of idocrase was in 1804

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“Idocrase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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