a zeolite mineral related to stilbite, occurring in twinned crystals.
Origin of harmotome
1795–1805; < French < Greek harmó(s) joint + -tomos -tome
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Antrim, and with harmotome in the lead mines at Strontian in Argyllshire.
a mineral of the zeolite group consisting of hydrated aluminium barium silicate in the form of monoclinic twinned crystals. Formula: Ba(Al 2 Si 6 O 16).6H 2 O
Word Origin for harmotome
C19: from French, from Greek harmos a joint + tomē a slice, from temnein to cut
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