[ gey-luh-nahyt ]
/ ˈgeɪ ləˌnaɪt /
a mineral, aluminum calcium silicate, occurring in prismatic crystals varying in color from gray-green to brown.
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Origin of gehlenite
1810–20; named after A. F. Gehlen (1775–1815), German chemist; see -ite1
Words nearby gehlenite
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British Dictionary definitions for gehlenite
/ (ˈɡeɪləˌnaɪt) /
a green mineral consisting of calcium aluminium silicate in tetragonal crystalline form. Formula: Ca 2 Al 2 SiO 7
Word Origin for gehlenite
named after A. F. Gehlen (1775–1815), German chemist; see -ite 1
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