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forsterite

[fawr-stuh-rahyt] /ˈfɔr stəˌraɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
the magnesium end member, Mg 2 SiO 4 , of the olivine group.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; named after J. R. Forster (1729-98), German naturalist; see -ite1
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forsterite

/ˈfɔːstəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a white, yellow, or green mineral of the olivine group consisting of magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg2SiO4
Word Origin
C19: named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist
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forsterite
  (fôr'stə-rīt')   
See under olivine.
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