epidote

[ep-i-doht]

Origin of epidote

1800–10; < French épidote < Greek *epidotós given besides, increased (verbid of epididónai), equivalent to epi- epi- + dotós given (verbid of didónai)
Related formsep·i·dot·ic [ep-i-dot-ik] /ˌɛp ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective
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epidote

noun
  1. a green mineral consisting of hydrated calcium iron aluminium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form: common in metamorphic rocks. Formula: Ca 2 (Al,Fe) 3 (SiO 4) 3 (OH)
Derived Formsepidotic (ˌɛpɪˈdɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for epidote

C19: from French épidote, ultimately from Greek epididonai to increase, from didonai to give; so called because two sides of its crystal are longer than the other two sides
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epidote in Science

epidote

[ĕpĭ-dōt′]
  1. A yellowish-green or blackish-green monoclinic mineral. Epidote occurs as formless grains or as prism-shaped crystals, and is found in limestones that have undergone slight metamorphism or in igneous rocks. Chemical formula: Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3OH.
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