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coesite

[koh-sahyt] /ˈkoʊ saɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a rare form of silicon dioxide, a denser polymorph of quartz, originally synthesized from quartz at high temperatures and pressures: later discovered in nature.
Compare stishovite.
Origin of coesite
1950-1955
1950-55; named after Loring Coes, Jr., 20th-century American who synthesized it; see -ite1
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