zeophyllite

noun

ze·​oph·​yl·​lite
zēˈäfəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ca4Si3O7(OH)4F2 consisting of a basic silicate and fluoride of calcium often containing iron

Word History

Etymology

German zeophyllit, from zeolit zeolite + phyll- + -it -ite; from its occurrence in small plates

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“Zeophyllite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zeophyllite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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