1811, in the meaning defined above
natr(on) + -o- + -lite, after German Natrolith
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 18 Oct. 2021.
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