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dichroite

[dahy-kroh-ahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. cordierite.
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Origin of dichroite

1800–10; < French < Greek díchro(os) (see dichroic) + French -ite -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for dichroite

dichroite

noun
  1. another name for cordierite
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek dikhroos two-coloured + -ite 1
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