Nemalite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nemalite (Min) A fibrous variety of brucite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nemalite The fibrous variety of brucite, or native hydrate of magnesium. It occurs in slender fibers, which are elastic, sometimes curved, and easily separated; the color is white with a shade of yellow, the luster highly silky.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nemalite nem′a-līt a fibrous hydrate of magnesia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. nh^ma thread + -lite,: cf. F. némalite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nēma, a thread, lithos, a stone.