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monticellite

[ mon-tuh-sel-ahyt, -chel- ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈsɛl aɪt, -ˈtʃɛl- /
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noun

a mineral, silicate of magnesium and calcium, CaMgSiO4, belonging to the olivine group and often occurring in contact metamorphosed limestones.

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Origin of monticellite

1825–35; named after T. Monticelli (1758–1846), Italian mineralogist; see -ite1
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