ripidolite

ripidolite

[ri-pid-l-ahyt, rahy-]
noun
a mineral of the chlorite group, essentially hydrated magnesium and aluminum silicate with some ferrous iron.

Origin:
1840–50; < German Ripidolith < Greek rhīpid- (stem of rhīpís) fan + -o- -o- + German -lith -lite

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