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stishovite

[ stish-uh-vahyt ]
/ ˈstɪʃ əˌvaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a rare polymorph of quartz, SiO2, formed under very high pressure, as by meteorite impact.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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Origin of stishovite

1960–65; named after S. M. Stishov, 20th-century Russian mineralogist; see -ite1
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