idocrase

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noun ido·crase \ ˈī-də-ˌkrās , ˈi- , -ˌkrāz \

Definition of idocrase

:a mineral that is a complex silicate especially of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum

Origin and Etymology of idocrase

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


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