lazurite

noun laz·u·rite \-ˌrīt\

Definition of lazurite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Na,Ca)8(Al,Si)12O24(S,SO4) occurring as the chief constituent of lapis lazuli, isomorphous with sodalite, and composed of a sodium silicate containing sulfur

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Origin and Etymology of lazurite

German lasurit, from Medieval Latin lazur lapis lazuli (from Arabic lāzaward) + German -it -ite — more at azure


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