mes·​i·​tite | \ ˈmezəˌtīt, -esə- \
variants: or mesitine \ -​ˌtēn , -​tə̇n \ or less commonly mesitine spar
plural -s

Definition of mesitite

: ferroan magnesite

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History and Etymology for 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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“Mesitite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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