[ skol-uh-sahyt, skoh-luh- ]
/ ˈskɒl əˌsaɪt, ˈskoʊ lə- /
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a monoclinic white zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, CaAl2Si3O10⋅ 3H2O, occurring in masses and in needle-shaped crystals.
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How to use scolecite in a sentence
Tulasne observes that this “scolecite” or ringed body can be readily isolated in Ascobolus furfuraceus.
This “vermiform body” of M. Woronin has since come to be recognized under the name of “scolecite.”
British Dictionary definitions for scolecite
/ (ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt, ˈskəʊl-) /
a white zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate in groups of radiating monoclinic crystals. Formula: CaAl 2 Si 3 O 10 .3H 2 O
Word Origin for scolecite
C19: scolec- from Greek skōlēx scolex + -ite 1
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