[uh-nal-sahyt, an-l-sahyt]


a white or slightly colored zeolite mineral, Na(AlSi2O6)⋅H2O, generally found in crystalline form.

Also a·nal·cime [uh-nal-seem, -sahym, -sim] /əˈnæl sim, -saɪm, -sɪm/.

Origin of analcite

1795–1805; < Greek análk(imos) weak (an- an-1 + álkimos strong) + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for analcite


analcime (æˈnælsɪm, -saɪm, -siːm)


a white, grey, or colourless zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated sodium aluminium silicate in cubic crystalline form. Formula: NaAlSi 2 O 6 .H 2 O

Word Origin for analcite

C19: from Greek analkimos weak (from an- + alkimos strong, from alkē strength) + -ite 1
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