Definition of aragonite in English:


Line breaks: ara¦gon|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈarəg(ə)nʌɪt


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


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

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