Analcime

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Analcime (Min) A white or flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite family, occurring in isometric crystals. By friction, it acquires a weak electricity; hence its name.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'an priv. + 'a`lkimos strong, 'alkh` strength: cf. F. analcime,

Usage

In literature:

Fine crystals of analcime are sometimes met with in the basalts of the Cyclops Islands.
"Etna" by G. F. Rodwell
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