Definition of aragonite in English:

aragonite

Syllabification: a·rag·o·nite
Pronunciation: /əˈragəˌnīt, ˈarəgə-
 
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noun

  • A mineral consisting of calcium carbonate, typically occurring in white seashells and as colorless prisms in deposits in hot springs.
    More example sentences
    • That coating has been tentatively identified as aragonite.
    • These two forms are called aragonite and calcite.
    • Microscopic crystals of aragonite located in the inner ears of zebrafish control balance and hearing.

Origin

early 19th century: from the place name Aragon + -ite1.

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