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chabazite

[kab-uh-zahyt] /ˈkæb əˌzaɪt/
noun
1.
a zeolite mineral, essentially a hydrated sodium calcium aluminum silicate, occurring usually in red to colorless rhombohedral crystals.
Origin of chabazite
1795-1805
1795-1805; earlier chabaz(ie) (< French chabasie < Late Greek chabázios, misspelling of chalázios hailstonelike (stone), equivalent to chálaz(a) hail, hailstone + -ios adj. suffix) + -ite1; compare German Chabasit
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chabazite

/ˈkæbəˌzaɪt/
noun
1.
a pink, white, or colourless zeolite mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of calcium, sodium, potassium, and aluminium in hexagonal crystalline form. Formula: Ca2Al2Si4O12.6H2O
Word Origin
C19: from French chabazie from Late Greek khabazios, erroneous for khalazios stone similar to a hailstone, from Greek khalazios of hail, from khalaza hailstone + -ite1
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