Origin: Fr épidote < Gr epididonai, to give besides, increase < epi-, over + didonai, to give (see date): so named by R.-J. Haüy (1743-1822), Fr mineralogist; from the enlarged base of some of the crystal forms
- epidotic adjective
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Origin: French épidote, from Greek epididonai, to give in addition, increase (from the greater length of its crystals compared with those of related minerals) : epi-, epi- + didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
- epˌi·dotˈic adjective
epidote - Science Definition
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