iolite

[ ahy-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.


Nearby words

  1. iodothyronine,
  2. iodous,
  3. iodoxamate meglumine,
  4. ioduria,
  5. iolanthe,
  6. iom,
  7. ion,
  8. ion engine,
  9. ion exchange,
  10. ion exchanger

Origin of iolite

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

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British Dictionary definitions for iolite

iolite

/ (ˈaɪəˌlaɪt) /

noun

another name for cordierite

Word Origin for iolite

C19: from Greek ion a violet + -lite

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