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natrolite

[na-truh-lahyt, ney-] /ˈnæ trəˌlaɪt, ˈneɪ-/
noun
1.
a white or colorless zeolite mineral, a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum, Na 2 Al 2 Si 3 O 1 0 ⋅2H 2 O, often occurring in acicular crystals.
Origin of natrolite
1795-1805
1795-1805; natro(n) + -lite
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  • natrolite is an orthorhombic mineral that forms needles extending from the nucleation site.
  • Radiation damage was reduced at low temperature in albite but was enhanced in natrolite.
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natrolite

/ˈnætrəˌlaɪt; ˈneɪ-/
noun
1.
a colourless, white, or yellow zeolite mineral consisting of sodium aluminium silicate in the form of needle-like orthorhombic crystals. Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10.2H2O
Word Origin
C19: from natron + -lite
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