Wollastonite meaning

wo͝olə-stə-nīt
A white to gray mineral, essentially CaSiO3 , found in metamorphic rocks and used in ceramics, paints, plastics, and cements.
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A hard, light-colored, triclinic mineral, CaSiO3, used in making ceramic tile, wallboard, etc.; calcium silicate.
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A white to gray triclinic or monoclinic mineral found in metamorphic rocks and used in ceramics, paints, plastics, and cements. Chemical formula: CaSiO3 .
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(mineralogy) A grey inosilicate mineral, mostly calcium silicate, CaSiO3, found deposited in limestone.
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Origin of wollastonite

  • After William Hyde Wollaston

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

  • Wollaston +"Ž -ite, after William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist.

    From Wiktionary