zeolite

noun ze·o·lite \ ˈzē-ə-ˌlīt \

Definition of zeolite

:any of various hydrous silicates that are analogous in composition to the feldspars, occur as secondary minerals in cavities of lavas, and can act as ion-exchangers; also :any of various natural or synthesized silicates of similar structure used especially in water softening and as adsorbents and catalysts

zeolitic

play \ˌzē-ə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of zeolite

Swedish zeolit, from Greek zein to boil + -o- + Swedish -lit -lite, from French -lite — more at yeast


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zeolite

noun ze·o·lite \ ˈzē-ə-ˌlīt \

medical Definition of zeolite

:any of various hydrous silicates that can act as ion exchangers; also :any of various natural or synthesized silicates of similar structure used in water softening and as adsorbents

zeolitic

play \ˌzē-ə-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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