scolecite

noun sco·le·cite \ ˈskä-lə-ˌsīt , ˈskō- \

Definition of scolecite

:a usually fibrous zeolite mineral that is a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate

Origin and Etymology of scolecite

German Skolezit, from Greek skōlēk-, skōlēx worm; from the motion of some forms when heated


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