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[na-truh-lahyt, ney-]
  1. a white or colorless zeolite mineral, a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum, Na2Al2Si3O10⋅2H2O, often occurring in acicular crystals.
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Origin of natrolite

First recorded in 1795–1805; natro(n) + -lite
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Historical Examples

  • Natrolite, nat′ro-līt, n. one of the most common of the group of minerals known as Zeolites.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • The bed holding the upright crystals is also natrolite in confused matted masses.

British Dictionary definitions for natrolite


  1. a colourless, white, or yellow zeolite mineral consisting of sodium aluminium silicate in the form of needle-like orthorhombic crystals. Formula: Na 2 Al 2 Si 3 O 10 .2H 2 O
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Word Origin

C19: from natron + -lite
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