from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hydrated magnesium carbonate mineral that forms white silky monoclinic prismatic crystals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A basic hydrated magnesium carbonate occurring in spherical forms with radiated structure: found at the asbestos-mines of Val Lanterna, Italy.
Ettore Artini (1866-1928), Italian mineralogist, + -ite. (Wiktionary)