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cymophane

[ sahy-muh-feyn ]
/ ˈsaɪ məˌfeɪn /
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Origin of cymophane

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cymophane

cymophane
/ (ˈsaɪməˌfeɪn) /

noun
a yellow or green opalescent variety of chrysoberyl

Word Origin for cymophane

C19: from Greek kuma wave, undulation + -phane
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