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[skol-uh-sahyt, skoh-luh-] /ˈskɒl əˌsaɪt, ˈskoʊ lə-/
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 of scolecite
1815-25; < Greek skōlēk- (stem of skṓlēx) scolex + -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This “vermiform body” of M. Woronin has since come to be recognized under the name of “scolecite.”

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • Tulasne observes that this “scolecite” or ringed body can be readily isolated in Ascobolus furfuraceus.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for scolecite


/ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt; ˈskəʊl-/
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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