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cymophane

[ sahy-muh-feyn ]

noun

, Mineralogy.


cymophane

/ ˈsaɪməˌfeɪn /

noun

  1. a yellow or green opalescent variety of chrysoberyl


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cymophane1

First recorded in 1795–1805; cymo- + -phane ( def )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cymophane1

C19: from Greek kuma wave, undulation + -phane
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Example Sentences

Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated.

The cymophane, whose azure waves float over the milky tint swimming in its depths.

Another important variety is that of the chrysoberyl called "cymophane."

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