natrolite

noun
na·​tro·​lite | \ ˈnā-trə-ˌlīt How to pronounce natrolite (audio) \

Definition of natrolite

: a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum that is related to zeolite

First Known Use of natrolite

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natrolite

natr(on) + -o- + -lite, after German Natrolith

Note: German Natrolith was introduced by the chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817) in "Chemische Untersuchung des Natroliths," Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin Neue Schriften, 4. Band (1803), pp. 243-48.

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“Natrolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natrolite. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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