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iolite

[ ahy-uh-lahyt ]

noun

, Mineralogy.


iolite

/ ˈaɪəˌlaɪt /

noun

  1. another name for cordierite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of iolite1

1750–60; < Greek ío ( n ) the violet + -lite

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Word History and Origins

Origin of iolite1

C19: from Greek ion a violet + -lite

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Example Sentences

It is a pseudomorph after iolite, and consists mainly of hydrous aluminium silicate.

Iolite is a hydrous magnesium and aluminium silicate, with ferrous iron partially replacing magnesium.

Iolite, ī′o-līt, n. a transparent gem which presents a violet-blue colour when looked at in a certain direction.

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