stishovite

noun stish·ov·ite \ ˈstishəˌvīt \

Definition of stishovite

plural -s
: a dense tetragonal mineral SiO2 consisting of silicon dioxide that is a polymorph of quartz and that is formed under great pressure

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Origin and Etymology of stishovite

Sergeĭ M. Stishov, 20th century Russian mineralogist + English -ite


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