noun pach·no·lite \ˈpaknəˌlīt\

Definition of pachnolite



  1. :  a mineral NaCaAlF6.H2O consisting of a hydrous fluoride of sodium, calcium, and aluminum occurring in colorless to white monoclinic crystals (hardness 3, specific gravity 3)

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Origin and Etymology of pachnolite

German pachnolit, from Greek pachnē hoarfrost + German -lit -lite; akin to Greek pēgnynai to fasten together — more at pact

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a trip made at another's expense

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