wollastonite

noun

wol·​las·​ton·​ite ˈwu̇-lə-stə-ˌnīt How to pronounce wollastonite (audio) ˈwä- How to pronounce wollastonite (audio)
: a triclinic mineral consisting of a native calcium silicate occurring usually in cleavable masses

Examples of wollastonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calcium silicate is found in other forms, including wollastonite in the crust and breyite in the middle and lower regions of the mantle. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

William H. Wollaston

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wollastonite was in 1823

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“Wollastonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wollastonite. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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