noun mes·i·tite \ˈmezəˌtīt, -esə-\
variants: or


\-ˌtēn, -tə̇n\ less commonly

mesitine spar

Definition of mesitite



  1. :  ferroan magnesite

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Origin and Etymology of mesitite

mesitite from German mesitit, from earlier mesitinspath mesitine spar (from Greek mesitēs mediator + German -in -ine + spath, spat spar) + -it -ite; mesitine from German mesitin, short for mesitinspath; mesitine spar, translation of German mesitinspath; from its being intermediate between magnesite and siderite

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