[ stish-uh-vahyt ]
/ ˈstɪʃ əˌvaɪt /
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a rare polymorph of quartz, SiO2, formed under very high pressure, as by meteorite impact.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of stishovite
1960–65; named after S. M. Stishov, 20th-century Russian mineralogist; see -ite1
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