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Dana, James Dwight

Syllabification: Da·na, James Dwight
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  • (1813–95), US naturalist, geologist, and mineralogist. He founded a classification of minerals based on chemistry and physics and viewed the earth as a unit.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody