sagenite

sagenite

[saj-uh-nahyt]
noun
a variety of rutile occurring as needlelike crystals embedded in quartz.
Compare Venus hairstone.


Origin:
1795–1805; < French sagénite < Greek sagḗn(ē) net (cf. seine) + French -ite -ite1

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