noun pec·to·lite \ˈpektəˌlīt\

Definition of pectolite



  1. :  a whitish or grayish monoclinic mineral NaCa2Si3O8(OH) consisting of a basic sodium calcium silicate occurring in crystal aggregates or fibrous masses (hardness 5, specific gravity 2.68–2.78)

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Origin and Etymology of pectolite

German pektolith, from Greek pēktos compacted (from pēgnynai to fix, fasten) + German -lith -lite — more at pact

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