miz·​zo·​nite | \ ˈmizᵊnˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of mizzonite

: a mineral of the scapolite group intermediate between meionite and marialite and containing 54 to 57 percent of silica specifically : a volcanic mizzonite occurring in clear crystals

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History and Etymology for mizzonite

German mizzonit, from Greek meizōn greater + German -it -ite

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“Mizzonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mizzonite. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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