from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dichroic violet-blue to gray mineral silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and sometimes iron. Also called dichroite.
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- n. A magnesium iron aluminium cyclosilicate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See iolite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as iolite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blue mineral of magnesium and iron and aluminum and silicon and oxygen; often used as a gemstone
The large bluish stone which the gentleman acquired with the red stones proved to be iolite, sometimes called cordierite or water-sapphire
In addition to using a new metal compound in the catalyst, Panasonic has devised a new catalyst coating technology to maximize the performance of the catalyst on a variety of DPF types (cordierite , SiC , metal, etc.).