marialite

noun

ma·​ri·​a·​lite
məˈrēəˌlīt,
ˈmar-
plural -s
: a mineral Na4Al3Si9O24Cl that consists of a chlorine-bearing aluminosilicate of sodium and is isomorphous with meionite see scapolite

Word History

Etymology

German marialith, from Maria (latinized form of Marie, from Marie vom Rath, wife of Gerhard vom Rath †1888 German mineralogist) + German -lith -lite

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“Marialite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marialite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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