kornerupine

noun kor·ne·rup·ine \ ˌkȯ(r)nəˈrüˌpēn , -pə̇n \

Definition of kornerupine

plural -s
: a mineral (Mg,Fe,Al)20(Si,B)9O43 consisting of a magnesium aluminum iron borosilicate resembling sillimanite in appearance

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Origin and Etymology of kornerupine

Danish kornerupin, from A. N. Kornerup, 19th century Danish geologist + Danish -in -ine


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