Andalusite An`da*lu"site, n. (Min.) A silicate of aluminium, occurring usually in thick rhombic prisms, nearly square, of a grayish or pale reddish tint. It was first discovered in Andalusia, Spain. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • andalusite — [an΄də lo͞o′sīt΄] n. [after ANDALUSIA, where it was discovered] a very hard, orthorhombic silicate of aluminum, Al2SiO5, usually found in schist, slate, or other metamorphic rocks and used to make various high temperature materials and as a gem …   English World dictionary

  • Andalusite — Infobox mineral name = Andalusite category = mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = Dark, rod like andalusite crystals in a light green cordierite schist matrix (writing pen shows size). formula = Al2SiO5Gemological Institute of… …   Wikipedia

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  • andalusite — /an dl ooh suyt/, n. Mineral. an orthorhombic form of aluminum silicate, Al2SiO5, found in schistose rocks. [1830 40; named after ANDALUSIA, where it was first found; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral  (Al2SiO5), aluminum silicate mineral that occurs in… …   Universalium

  • andalusite — andalūzitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Al₂[O|SiO₄] atitikmenys: angl. andalusite rus. андалузит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • andalusite — noun Etymology: French andalousite, from Andalousie Andalusia, region in Spain Date: circa 1828 a mineral consisting of a silicate of aluminum usually in thick orthorhombic prisms of various colors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • andalusite — noun An aluminium nesosilicate mineral, AlSiO …   Wiktionary

  • andalusite — an·da·lu·sì·te s.f. TS mineral. silicato di alluminio cristallino, comune in alcune rocce metamorfiche {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1817. ETIMO: der. di Andalusia, v. anche andaluso, con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • andalusite — {{hw}}{{andalusite}}{{/hw}}s. f. (mineral.) Silicato d alluminio, in prismi opachi con inclusioni di carbone, diffuso in alcune rocce metamorfiche …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • andalusite — pl.f. andalusiti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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