axinite


axinite
\\ˈasksəˌnīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: French, from Greek axinē axhead, ax + French -ite; from its ax-shaped crystals
: a mineral Ca2(MnFe)Al2BSi4O15OH, consisting of borosilicate of aluminum and calcium with varying amounts of iron and manganese commonly in brown glassy sharp-edged triclinic crystals (hardness 6.5-7, specific gravity 3.27-3.29)

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  • Axinite — Ax i*nite, n. [Named in allusion to the form of the crystals, fr. Gr. ? an ax.] (Min.) A borosilicate of alumina, iron, and lime, commonly found in glassy, brown crystals with acute edges. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • axinite — (entrée créée par le supplément) (a ksi ni t ) s. f. Substance minérale qui cristallise en forme de hache. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, hache …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • axinite — ax·i·nite …   English syllables