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steatite

[stee-uh-tahyt] /ˈsti əˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin steatītēs < Greek steat- (stem of stéar) fat, tallow + -ītēs -ite1
Related forms
steatitic
[stee-uh-tit-ik] /ˌsti əˈtɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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steatite

/ˈstɪəˌtaɪt/
noun
1.
another name for soapstone
Derived Forms
steatitic (ˌstɪəˈtɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin steatitēs, from Greek stear fat + -ite1
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