protoenstatite

noun
pro·​to·​enstatite | \ "+ \

Definition of protoenstatite

: an unstable product of the decomposition of talc by heating that has the composition of enstatite and is convertible thereto especially by grinding or by heating to a high temperature

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History and Etymology for protoenstatite

German protoenstatit, from prot- + enstatit enstatite

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“Protoenstatite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protoenstatite. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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