Scapolite Definition

skăpə-līt
noun
Any of a group of tetragonal minerals composed chiefly of silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium.
Webster's New World

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Noun

Singular:
scapolite
Plural:
scapolites

Origin of Scapolite

  • Latin scāpus stalk scape1 –lite (from the prismatic shape of its crystals)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek a staff, or Latin scapus a stem, stalk + -lite.

    From Wiktionary

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