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melilite

[mel-uh-lahyt]
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  1. a sorosilicate mineral group, consisting chiefly of sodium, calcium, and aluminum silicates, occurring in igneous rocks.
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Origin of melilite

1790–1800; < New Latin melilithus, equivalent to Greek méli honey + líthos -lite
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  • Melilite, a lime-alumina-silicate, is characteristic of certain very basic rocks, the melilite-basalts.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3

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