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scapolite

[skap-uh-lahyt] /ˈskæp əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of minerals of variable composition, essentially silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium, occurring as massive aggregates or tetragonal crystals.
2.
the member of the scapolite group intermediate in composition between meionite and marialite; wernerite.
Origin of scapolite
1795-1805
1795-1805; < German Skapolith. See scape1, -o-, -lite
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scapolite

/ˈskæpəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of colourless, white, grey, or violet fluorescent minerals consisting of sodium or calcium aluminium silicate, carbonate, and chloride in tetragonal crystalline form. They occur mainly in impure limestones and pegmatites Also called wernerite
Word Origin
C19: from German Skapolith, from Greek skapos rod + -lite
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