marialite

marialite

[muh-ree-uh-lahyt, mar-ee-uh-]
noun Mineralogy.
a member of the scapolite group, rich in sodium and containing no calcium.

Origin:
1850–55; < German Marialit; after Marie Rose, wife of Gerhard vom Rath, 19th-century German mineralogist; see -lite

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