noun im·er·i·nite \ˌiməˈrēˌnīt\

Definition of imerinite



  1. :  a monoclinic amphibole Na2(Mg,Fe)6Si8O22(O,OH)2 that is related to richterite and occurs in colorless to blue acicular crystals :  a basic silicate of sodium, iron, and magnesium

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Origin and Etymology of imerinite

French imerinite, from Imerina, province of Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

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