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paragonite

[puh-rag-uh-nahyt] /pəˈræg əˌnaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a mica, similar in composition and appearance to muscovite but containing sodium instead of potassium.
Origin of paragonite
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek parágōn misleading, leading aside (present participle of parágein; see paragoge) + -ite1
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  • Chlorite occurs as an intimate mixture with the paragonite.

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