dumortierite

[doo-mawr-tee-uh-rahyt, dyoo-]

Origin of dumortierite

1880–85; < French, named after Eugène Dumortier, 19th-century French paleontologist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for dumortierite

dumortierite

noun
  1. a hard fibrous blue or green mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium borosilicate. Formula: Al 7 O 3 BO 3 (SiO 4) 3

Word Origin for dumortierite

C19: named after Eugène Dumortier, 19th-century French palaeontologist who discovered it
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