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aragonite

Line breaks: ara¦gon|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈarəɡ(ə)nʌɪt
 
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Definition of aragonite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A mineral consisting of calcium carbonate and typically occurring as colourless prisms in deposits from 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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