chabasite

Chabasite

Chab"a*site\ (k[a^]b"[.a]*s[imac]t), Cabazite \Cab"a*zite\ (k[a^]b"[.a]*z[imac]t), n. [Gr. chabazi`os one of twenty species of stones mentioned in the poem Peri` li`qwn, ascribed to Orpheus.] (Min.) A mineral occuring in glassy rhombohedral crystals, varying, in color from white to yellow or red. It is essentially a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also chabasie.
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chabasite

noun
a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum [syn: chabazite
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