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zoisite Syllabification: zois·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈzoisīt/

Definition of zoisite in English:


A grayish-white or grayish-green crystalline mineral of the epidote group consisting of a hydroxyl silicate of calcium and aluminum.
Example sentences
  • The titanite grains from Zones 1 and 2 show marginal growth interstitial to newly grown crystals of metamorphic minerals such as plagioclase, biotite and zoisite.
  • The Badger Flats area is also well known for clinozoisite, garnet, hematite, scheelite, vesuvianite, wollastonite, and zoisite (variety thulite).
  • Titanite, garnet and zoisite are secondary in origin.


Early 19th century: from the name of Baron S. von Edelstein Zois (1747–1819), Austrian scholar, + -ite1.

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