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marialite

[muh-ree-uh-lahyt, mar-ee-uh-] /məˈri əˌlaɪt, ˈmær i ə-/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a member of the scapolite group, rich in sodium and containing no calcium.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < German Marialit; after Marie Rose, wife of Gerhard vom Rath, 19th-century German mineralogist; see -lite
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