rhodizite

noun
rhodi·​zite | \ ˈrōdəˌzīt, ˈräd- \
plural -s

Definition of rhodizite

: a mineral NaKLiAl4Be3B10O27 consisting of a borate of aluminum, beryllium, lithium, potassium, and sodium occurring in white isometric crystals (hardness 8, specific gravity 3.4)

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History and Etymology for rhodizite

German rhodizit, from Greek rhodizein to be rose-red (from rhodon rose + -izein -ize) + German -it -ite; from its reddening effect on the blowpipe flame

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“Rhodizite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhodizite. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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