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gehlenite

[gey-luh-nahyt] /ˈgeɪ ləˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, aluminum calcium silicate, occurring in prismatic crystals varying in color from gray-green to brown.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; named after A. F. Gehlen (1775-1815), German chemist; see -ite1
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gehlenite

/ˈɡeɪləˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a green mineral consisting of calcium aluminium silicate in tetragonal crystalline form. Formula: Ca2Al2SiO7
Word Origin
named after A. F. Gehlen (1775–1815), German chemist; see -ite1
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