monticellite

noun
mon·​ti·​cel·​lite | \ ˌmäntəˈseˌlīt, -ˈche- \
plural -s

Definition of monticellite

: a mineral CaMgSiO4 consisting of a colorless or gray calcium magnesium silicate related to olivine

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History and Etymology for monticellite

Teodoro Monticelli †1845 Italian naturalist + English -ite

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“Monticellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monticellite. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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