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scolecite

[skol-uh-sahyt, skoh-luh-] /ˈskɒl əˌsaɪt, ˈskoʊ lə-/
noun
1.
a monoclinic white zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, CaAl 2 Si 3 O 1 0 ⋅, 3H 2 O, occurring in masses and in needle-shaped crystals.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Greek skōlēk- (stem of skṓlēx) scolex + -ite1
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scolecite

/ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt; ˈskəʊl-/
noun
1.
a white zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate in groups of radiating monoclinic crystals. Formula: CaAl2Si3O10.3H2O
Word Origin
C19: scolec- from Greek skōlēxscolex + -ite1
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