arfvedsonite

[ahr-vid-suh-nahyt]

noun Mineralogy.

a sodium-rich amphibole, occurring in green to black crystals in alkalic rocks.

Nearby words

  1. aretino,
  2. aretino, pietro,
  3. aretinus, guido,
  4. arezzo,
  5. arf,
  6. arg,
  7. arg.,
  8. argal,
  9. argali,
  10. argall

Origin of arfvedsonite

1830–40; named after J. A. Arfvedson (died 1841), Swedish chemist; see -ite1

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