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geyserite

Line breaks: gey¦ser|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈɡiːzərʌɪt
 
, ˈɡʌɪ-/

Definition of geyserite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A hard opaline siliceous deposit occurring around geysers and hot springs.
Example sentences
  • The temperature of the water is not high enough to form geyserite.
  • The accumulated geyserite constituted small, cone-shaped hills here and there, which are called geyser cones today.
  • Over hundreds of years, the geyserite builds up.

Origin

early 19th century: from geyser + -ite1.

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