scolecite

[ skol-uh-sahyt, skoh-luh- ]
/ ˈskɒl əˌsaɪt, ˈskoʊ lə- /
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noun

a monoclinic white zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, CaAl2Si3O10 3H2O, occurring in masses and in needle-shaped crystals.

Nearby words

  1. scold,
  2. scolding,
  3. scolding bridle,
  4. scoldingly,
  5. scoleces,
  6. scolex,
  7. scolices,
  8. scoliokyphosis,
  9. scolion,
  10. scoliosis

Origin of scolecite

1815–25; < Greek skōlēk- (stem of skṓlēx) scolex + -ite1

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Examples from the Web for scolecite

  • This “vermiform body” of M. Woronin has since come to be recognized under the name of “scolecite.”

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • Tulasne observes that this “scolecite” or ringed body can be readily isolated in Ascobolus furfuraceus.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke


British Dictionary definitions for scolecite

scolecite

/ (ˈskɒlɪˌsaɪt, ˈskəʊl-) /

noun

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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