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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)


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