harmotome

[hahr-muh-tohm]

Origin of harmotome

1795–1805; < French < Greek harmó(s) joint + -tomos -tome
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harmotome

noun
  1. 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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