na·​tro·​lite ˈnā-trə-ˌlīt How to pronounce natrolite (audio)
: a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum that is related to zeolite

Word History


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.

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of natrolite was in 1811

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“Natrolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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