cymophane

[sahy-muh-feyn]

Origin of cymophane

First recorded in 1795–1805; cymo- + -phane
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cymophane

noun
  1. a yellow or green opalescent variety of chrysoberyl

Word Origin for cymophane

C19: from Greek kuma wave, undulation + -phane
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