Odontolite
Odontolite O*don"to*lite, n. [Odonto- + -lite.] (Min.) A fossil tooth colored a bright blue by phosphate of iron. It is used as an imitation of turquoise, and hence called {bone turquoise}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Odontolite — Odontolite, also called bone turquoise or fossil turquoise or occidental turquoise, is fossil bone or ivory that has been traditionally thought to have been altered by turquoise or similar phosphate minerals such as vivianite. References… …   Wikipedia

  • odontolite — ● odontolite nom féminin Phosphate hydraté d aluminium provenant de dents et d ossements fossiles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • odontolite — /oh don tl uyt /, n. See bone turquoise. [1810 20; < F; see ODONTO , LITE] * * * ▪ geology also called  Bone Turquoise, or Fossil Turquoise,         fossil bone or tooth that consists of the phosphate mineral apatite (q.v.) coloured blue by… …   Universalium

  • odontolite — odon·to·lite …   English syllables

  • odontolite — ōˈdäntəlˌīt noun ( s) Etymology: French, from odont + lite : a mineral consisting of fossil bone or tooth made bright blue by phosphate of iron called also bone turquoise, fossil turquoise * * * /oh don tl uyt /, n. See bone turquoise. [1810 20; …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone turquoise — Odontolite O*don to*lite, n. [Odonto + lite.] (Min.) A fossil tooth colored a bright blue by phosphate of iron. It is used as an imitation of turquoise, and hence called {bone turquoise}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turquoise — For other uses, see Turquoise (disambiguation). Turquoise Turquoise (tumble finished) one inch (25 mm) long. This pebble is greenish and therefore low grade General …   Wikipedia

  • bone turquoise — noun : odontolite * * * fossil bone or ivory that has been colored naturally or artificially so as to resemble turquoise. Also called fossil turquoise, odontolite. * * * bone turquoise, = odontolite. (Cf. ↑odontolite) …   Useful english dictionary

  • odontolit — ODONTOLÍT, odontolite, s.n. Tartru dentar. – Din fr. odontolite. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 02.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  odontolít s. n., pl. odontolíte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ODONTOLÍT s.n. 1. Tartru dentar …   Dicționar Român

  • odont- — odont(o) , odontie ♦ Éléments, du gr. odous, odontos « dent ». ⇒ODONT(O) , (ODONT , ODONTO )élém. formant Élém. empr. au gr. , tiré de , «dent» et entrant dans la constr. de mots sav., gén. subst. et appartenant le plus souvent au vocab. de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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