epidote definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French épidote ; from Classical Greek epididonai, to give besides, increase ; from epi-, over plush didonai, to give (see date): so named by R.-J. Haüy (1743-1822), French mineralogist; from the enlarged base of some of the crystal forms
- epidotic adjective
epidote definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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