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monticellite

[mon-tuh-sel-ahyt, -chel-] /ˌmɒn təˈsɛl aɪt, -ˈtʃɛl-/
noun
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a mineral, silicate of magnesium and calcium, CaMgSiO 4 , belonging to the olivine group and often occurring in contact metamorphosed limestones.
Origin of monticellite
1825-1835
1825-35; named after T. Monticelli (1758-1846), Italian mineralogist; see -ite1
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