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dichroite

[ dahy-kroh-ahyt ]
/ ˈdaɪ kroʊˌaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

cordierite.

Nearby words

dichotomous question, dichotomy, dichroic, dichroic filter, dichroism, dichroite, dichromate, dichromatic, dichromaticism, dichromatism, dichromatopsia

Origin of dichroite

1800–10; < French < Greek díchro(os) (see dichroic) + French -ite -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for dichroite

dichroite

/ (ˈdaɪkrəʊˌaɪt) /

noun

another name for cordierite

Word Origin for dichroite

C19: from Greek dikhroos two-coloured + -ite 1
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