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Greenland spar

noun, Mineralogy
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cryolite

[krahy-uh-lahyt] /ˈkraɪ əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride, Na 3 AlF 6 , occurring in white masses, used as a flux in the electrolytic production of aluminum.
Also called Greenland spar.
Origin of cryolite
1795-1805
1795-1805; cryo- + -lite
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cryolite

/ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a white or colourless mineral consisting of a fluoride of sodium and aluminium in monoclinic crystalline form: used in the production of aluminium, glass, and enamel. Formula: Na3AlF6
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