Mesotype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mesotype (Min) An old term covering natrolite or soda mesolite, scolecite or lime mesotype, and mesolite or lime-soda mesotype.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mesotype In mineralogy, a name early given to several minerals of the zeolite group which are now recognized as distinct species. It included natrolite or soda-mesotype, scolecite or lime-mesotype, mesolite or lime-soda mesotype, and also thomsonite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Meso-, + -type,: cf. F. m├ęsotype,

Usage

In literature:

Among these were the Siberian and Brazilian topaz, borate of magnesia, mesotype, sphene, and calamine.
"Catholic Churchmen in Science" by James J. Walsh
In the cavities of such mixed rocks we often find calcedony, and crystals of mesotype, stilbite, and arragonite.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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