mesitite

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesitite. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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