noun Etymology: German Rhodonit, from Greek rhodon rose Date: 1823 a pale red triclinic mineral that consists essentially of manganese silicate and is used as an ornamental stone

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  • Rhodonite — is a manganese inosilicate, (Mn,Fe,Mg,Ca)SiO3 and member of the pyroxene group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose red color, often tending to brown because of surface… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhodonite — Rho don*ite, n. [Gr. ro don the rose. ] (Min.) Manganese spar, or silicate of manganese, a mineral occuring crystallised and in rose red masses. It is often used as an ornamental stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhodonite — ● rhodonite nom féminin Silicate naturel de manganèse de couleur rose, triclinique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rhodonite — [rōd′ n īt΄] n. [Ger rhodonit < Gr rhodon, rose (see RHODA) + Ger it, ITE1] a glassy, pink to brown, triclinic mineral, MnSiO3, used as an ornamental stone; manganese silicate …   English World dictionary

  • rhodonite — /rohd n uyt /, n. a mineral, manganese metasilicate, MnSiO3, occurring usually in rose red masses, sometimes used as an ornamental stone; manganese spar. [1815 25; < G Rhodonit < Gk rhódon ROSE1 + G it ITE1] * * * Silicate mineral that occurs in… …   Universalium

  • rhodonite — rodonitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė CaMn₄[Si₅O₁₅] atitikmenys: angl. rhodonite rus. родонит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • rhodonite — noun a manganese inosilicate mineral with some substitution by iron and magnesium, of composition (Mn,Fe,Mg,Ca)SiO …   Wiktionary

  • rhodonite — n. Manganese spar, silicate of manganese …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rhodonite — rho·do·nite …   English syllables

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