saussurite

noun saus·su·rite \ ˈsȯsəˌrīt \

Definition of saussurite

plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a tough compact substance that is white, greenish, or grayish, is produced in part at least by alteration of feldspar, and consists chiefly of zoisite or epidote

saussuritic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of saussurite

French, from H. Bénédict de Saussure †1799 + French -ite


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