pinakiolite

noun

pi·​nak·​i·​o·​lite
pə̇ˈnakēəˌlīt
plural -s
: a magnesium and manganese borate Mg3Mn3B2O10 occurring in small black tabular crystals

Word History

Etymology

German pinakiolith, from Greek pinakion small tablet (diminutive of pinak-, pinax board, tablet) + German -lith -lite

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“Pinakiolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinakiolite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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