noun ter·nov·skite \tərˈnȯfˌskīt, -nȯvzˌk-\

Definition of ternovskite



  1. :  a mineral Na2(Mg,Fe)3Fe2Si8O22(OH)2 consisting of a basic silicate of sodium, magnesium, and iron of the amphibole group

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Origin and Etymology of ternovskite

Russian ternovskit, from Ternovskiĭ, name of a mine in Krivoi Rog, southeast central Ukraine, U.S.S.R. + Russian -it -ite

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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