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  1. a mineral, complex calcium and aluminum borosilicate, usually occurring in thin brown crystals.
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Origin of axinite

1795–1805; < Greek axī́n(ē) ax + -ite1
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  • Boric acid is also a constituent of certain silicates, such as tourmaline, axinite, and datholite.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

    Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer