plural -s
: 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)

Word History


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 8 Dec. 2023.

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