Melilite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Melilite mĕl"ĭ*līt (Min) A mineral occurring in small yellow crystals, found in the lavas (melilite basalt) of Vesuvius, and elsewhere.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n melilite A mineral of a yellow or grayish yellow, found at Tivoli and Capo di Bove, near Rome. It occurs in very minute tetragonal crystals in the flssures and cavities of lava, also as an essential constituent of certain kinds of basalt; it is a silicate of aluminium, magnesium, and calcium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. me`li honey + -lite,; cf. F. mélilithe,

Usage

In literature:

Melilite, a lime-alumina-silicate, is characteristic of certain very basic rocks, the melilite-basalts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
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In science:

Gehlenite is a silicate of the melilite group with a high condensation temperatures (∼ 1735 K for melilite, see Hutchison 2004).
On the Anomalous Silicate Absorption Feature of the Prototypical Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC 1068
As a starting point for the dust composition amorphous melilite, amorphous olivine and crystalline magnesiowustite, respectively f4 , f5 and f6 ,were chosen.
Fitting of dust spectra with genetic algorithms - I. Perspectives & Limitations
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