[ fawr-stuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈfɔr stəˌraɪt /
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the magnesium end member, Mg2SiO4, of the olivine group.
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Origin of forsterite
1815–25; named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for forsterite
/ (ˈfɔːstəˌraɪt) /
a white, yellow, or green mineral of the olivine group consisting of magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg 2 SiO 4
Word Origin for forsterite
C19: named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist
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Scientific definitions for forsterite
[ fôr′stə-rīt′ ]
See under olivine.
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