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zoisite

[zoi-sahyt] /ˈzɔɪ saɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
an orthorhombic dimorph of clinozoisite.
Origin of zoisite
1795-1805
1795-1805; named after Baron S. Zois von Edelstein (1747-1819), Slovenian nobleman who discovered it; see -ite1
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zoisite

/ˈzɔɪˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a grey, brown, or pink mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)
Word Origin
C19: from German Zoisit; named after Baron Sigismund Zois von Edelstein (1747–1819), Slovenian nobleman; see -ite1
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