rensselaerite

noun rens·se·laer·ite \ˈren(t)sələˌrīt, ¦ren(t)sə¦liˌrīt\

Definition of rensselaerite

plural

-s

  1. :  a soft compact talc that is an altered pyroxene and is often worked in a lathe into articles (as inkstands)

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Origin and Etymology of rensselaerite

Stephen Van Rensselaer †1839 American army officer and politician + English -ite


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