scolecite

noun
sco·​le·​cite | \ ˈskä-lə-ˌsīt How to pronounce scolecite (audio) , ˈskō-\

Definition of scolecite

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

First Known Use of scolecite

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scolecite

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

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