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aragonite

Syllabification: a·rag·o·nite
Pronunciation: /əˈraɡəˌnīt, ˈarəɡə-
 
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Definition of aragonite in English:

noun

A mineral consisting of calcium carbonate, typically occurring in white seashells and as colorless prisms in deposits in hot springs.
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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