Moroxite Mo*rox"ite, n. [Cf. Gr. ?, ?, a sort of pipe clay.] (Min.) A variety of apatite of a greenish blue color. [1913 Webster]

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  • Moroxite — is a mineral, a crystallized form of apatite. It has a greenish blue or brown color. It is found in Aren dal, Norway, and also in Pargas, Finland. The name is derived from a certain Greek word applied to a stone used by the Ancients in bleaching… …   Wikipedia

  • moroxite —       clear blue variety of the mineral apatite (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • moroxite — mo·rox·ite …   English syllables

  • moroxite — məˈräkˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: German moroxit, from Greek moroxos pipe clay, fuller s earth + German it ite : a greenish blue or bluish variety of apatite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apatite — Not to be confused with appetite. Apatite General Category Phosphate mineral group Chemical form …   Wikipedia

  • Apatite — Catégorie VIII : phosphates, arséniates, vanadates[1] Apatite Québec (Xl 32cm) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • apatite — /ap euh tuyt /, n. a common mineral, calcium fluorophosphate, Ca5FP3O12, occurring in individual crystals and in masses and varying in color, formerly used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. [1795 1805; < Gk apát(e) trickery, fraud,… …   Universalium

  • μοροξίτης — ο (ορυκτ.) φωσφορικό ορυκτό με καθαρό κυανό χρώμα, το οποίο αποτελεί ποικιλία τού απατίτη. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. moroxite (< μόροξος)] …   Dictionary of Greek

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