Scolecite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scolecite (Min) A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also lime mesotype.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scolecite One of the zeolite group of minerals, a hydrous silicate of aluminium and calcium, occurring in acicular crystals, also fibrous and radiated massive, commonly white. Early called lime-mesotype.
    • n scolecite In botany, the vermiform archicarp of the fungus Ascobolus, a name proposed by Tulasne. It is a structure composed of a chain of cells developed from the end of a branch of the mycelium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scolecite a hydrous silicate of aluminium and calcium
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. skw`lhx -hkos, a worm, earthworm
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skōlēx, a worm.