lechatelierite

noun le·cha·te·lier·ite \ləˌshätəlˈiˌrīt\

Definition of lechatelierite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral SiO2 consisting of a vitreous or glassy silica formed naturally by the melting of quartz sand as a result of lightning or occasionally the heat of impact of meteorites

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Origin and Etymology of lechatelierite

French lechateliérite, from Henry-Louis Le Châtelier †1936 French chemist + English -ite


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