rhodizite

noun rhodi·zite \ˈrōdəˌzīt, ˈräd-\

Definition of rhodizite

plural

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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