pollucite

noun pol·lu·cite \pəˈlüˌsīt, ˈpälyəˌ-\

Definition of pollucite

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless transparent mineral (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12.H2O of the zeolite family consisting of hydrous cesium aluminum silicate and occurring massive or crystallizing in cubes

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Origin and Etymology of pollucite

Latin Polluc-, Pollux Pollux + English -ite (after German pollux pollucite)


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