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datolite

[dat-l-ahyt] /ˈdæt lˌaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, calcium and boron silicate, CaB(SiO 4)(OH), usually occurring in rock cavities in the form of colorless, prismatic crystals.
Origin of datolite
1800-1810
1800-10; < German Datolith, equivalent to Greek dat(eîsthai) to divide, share out + -o- + German -lith; see -lite
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datolitic
[dat-l-it-ik] /ˌdæt lˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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datolite

/ˈdeɪtəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a colourless mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of calcium and boron in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in cavities in igneous rocks. Formula: CaBSiO4(OH)
Word Origin
C19: dato- from Greek dateisthai to divide + -lite
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