noun mois·san·ite \ˈmȯisənˌīt\

Definition of moissanite



  1. :  a silicon carbide SiC found in the Diablo Canyon meteoric iron — compare carborundum

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Origin and Etymology of moissanite

Henri Moissan †1907 French chemist + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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