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chabazite

[ kab-uh-zahyt ]
/ ˈkæb əˌzaɪt /
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noun
a zeolite mineral, essentially a hydrated sodium calcium aluminum silicate, occurring usually in red to colorless rhombohedral crystals.
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Origin of chabazite

1795–1805; earlier chabaz(ie) (<French chabasie<Late Greek chabázios, misspelling of chalázios hailstonelike (stone), equivalent to chálaz(a) hail, hailstone + -ios adj. suffix) + -ite1; compare German Chabasit

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British Dictionary definitions for chabazite

chabazite
/ (ˈkæbəˌzaɪt) /

noun
a pink, white, or colourless zeolite mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of calcium, sodium, potassium, and aluminium in hexagonal crystalline form. Formula: Ca 2 Al 2 Si 4 O 12 .6H 2 O

Word Origin for chabazite

C19: from French chabazie from Late Greek khabazios, erroneous for khalazios stone similar to a hailstone, from Greek khalazios of hail, from khalaza hailstone + -ite 1
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