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marialite

[ muh-ree-uh-lahyt, mar-ee-uh- ]

noun

, Mineralogy.
  1. a member of the scapolite group, rich in sodium and containing no calcium.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of marialite1

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

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