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pectolite

[ pek-tuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈpɛk təˌlaɪt /
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noun
a mineral, hydrous calcium sodium silicate, usually occurring in radiating groups of crystals in rock cavities.
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Origin of pectolite

1820–30; <Greek pēktó(s) made solid (see pectic) + -lite
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