melilite

noun mel·i·lite \ˈmeləˌlīt\

Definition of melilite

plural

-s

  1. :  an often honey-yellow mineral (Ca,Na2)(Mg,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)2O7 occurring in small tetragonal crystals that is a silicate of sodium, calcium, aluminum, and iron; especially :  a member of the series consisting of an isomorphous solid-solution series between gehlenite and akermanite

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Origin and Etymology of melilite

French mélilite, from méli- meli- + -lite


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