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marialite

[ muh-ree-uh-lahyt, mar-ee-uh- ]
/ məˈri əˌlaɪt, ˈmær i ə- /
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noun Mineralogy.
a member of the scapolite group, rich in sodium and containing no calcium.
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Origin of marialite

1850–55; <German Marialit; after Marie Rose, wife of Gerhard vom Rath, 19th-century German mineralogist; see -lite
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