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sagenite

[saj-uh-nahyt] /ˈsædʒ əˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a variety of rutile occurring as needlelike crystals embedded in quartz.
Compare Venus hairstone.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French sagénite < Greek sagḗn(ē) net (cf. seine) + French -ite -ite1
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