scolecite
noun Etymology: German Skolezit, from Greek skōlēk-, skōlēx worm; from the motion of some forms when heated Date: circa 1823 a usually fibrous zeolite mineral that is a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate

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  • Scolécite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Scolécite Jalgaon, Inde 20x11 cm …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scolecite — is a tectosilicate mineral belonging to the zeolite group; a hydrated calcium silicate, CaAl2Si3O10 middot;3H2O. Its name came from the Greek word, skolec = worm because of its reaction to the blowpipe flame. It is a calcium zeolite, and like the …   Wikipedia

  • Scolecite — Scol e*cite (? or ?; 277), n. [Gr. skw lhx, hkos, a worm, earthworm.] (Min.) A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also {lime mesotype}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scolecite — [skäl′ə sīt΄, skōl′ə sīt΄] n. [Ger scolezit < Gr skōlēx, worm (see SCOLEX): some forms curl when heated] a colorless or white, monoclinic zeolite, CaAl2Si3O10·3H2O, found in cavities or cracks, esp. in basalt, schist, or limestone; hydrous… …   English World dictionary

  • scolecite — /skol euh suyt , skoh leuh /, n. a monoclinic white zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O, occurring in masses and in needle shaped crystals. [1815 25; < Gk skolek (s. of skólex) SCOLEX + ITE1] * * *… …   Universalium

  • scolecite — sco·le·cì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale del gruppo delle zeoliti, incolore o biancastro, costituito da silicato idrato di calcio e alluminio, che cristallizza nel sistema monoclino {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1813. ETIMO: der. di scoleco con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • scolecite — scol·e·cite …   English syllables

  • scolecite — scol•e•cite [[t]ˈskɒl əˌsaɪt, ˈskoʊ lə [/t]] n. mir a white zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, CaAl2Si3O10∙3H2O, occurring in masses and in needle shaped crystals • Etymology: 1815–25; < Gk skōlēk , s. of skṓlēx worm, grub + …   From formal English to slang

  • scolecite — /ˈskɒləsaɪt/ (say skoluhsuyt), /ˈskoʊl / (say skohl ) noun a zeolite mineral, a hydrous calcium aluminium silicate, CaAl2Si3O10.3H2O, occurring in masses and (usually) needle shaped crystals, commonly white. {Greek skōlēx worm + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scolecite — ˈskäləˌsīt, ˈskōl noun ( s) Etymology: German skolezit, from skolez scolec + it ite : a mineral CaAl2Si3O10.3H2O that is a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, is a zeolite, occurs in delicate radiating groups of white crystals, in fibrous masses,… …   Useful english dictionary

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