Forsterite meaning

fôr'stə-rīt'
A whitish or yellowish form of the mineral olivine, Mg2 SiO4 , in which the mafic component consists entirely of magnesium.
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Origin of forsterite

  • After Adolarius Jacob Forster (1739–1806), English mineral collector
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition