forsterite

forsterite

[fawr-stuh-rahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
the magnesium end member, Mg 2 SiO 4 , of the olivine group.

Origin:
1815–25; named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist; see -ite1

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forsterite (ˈfɔːstəˌraɪt)
 
n
a white, yellow, or green mineral of the olivine group consisting of magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg2SiO4
 
[C19: named after J. R. Forster (1729--98), German naturalist]

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forsterite   (fôr'stə-rīt')  Pronunciation Key 
See under olivine.
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