Definition of Halite

1. Noun. Naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride.

Exact synonyms: Rock Salt
Terms within: Atomic Number 11, Na, Sodium
Generic synonyms: Mineral, Common Salt, Sodium Chloride



Definition of Halite

1. n. Native salt; sodium chloride.

Definition of Halite

1. Noun. (minerology) Native salt; sodium chloride NaCl as a mineral; rock salt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Halite

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Halite

1. Salt (sodium chloride) found in mineral form. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halite

halimotes
halimots
haline
haling
haliographer
haliography
haliotis
haliotoid
haliphagia
halirenium
halireniums
halirift
halisauria
halisteresis
halisteretic
halite (current term)
halites
halitic
halitoses
halitosis
halitotic
halitous
halituous
halitus
halituses
halk
hall
hall effect
hall of fame
hall of mirrors

Literary usage of Halite

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1. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Alja Robinson Crook, Illinois State Museum (1920)
"Ordinarily both halite and sylvite occur in granular and massive condition and ... halite cube from salt brine. as other transparent bodies allow passage of ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"halite; SODIUM CHLORIDE; OR COMMON SALT. Composition.—Nad, = sodium, 60.6 per cent; chlorine, 39.4 per cent. The natural substance is nearly always more or ..."

3. Handbook of Mineralogy, Blowpipe Analysis, and Geometrical Crystallography by Gurdon Montague Butler (1911)
"halite. NaCl. Hardness 2.5. (SaM, Common Salt, Rock Salt.) i Lustre. ... The uses of halite (Salt) are well known. It is also the source of most of the ..."

4. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist (1883)
"Sulphides — continued. 18. Chalcopyrite. Anhydrous Silicates — continued. 14. Marcasite. 15. Arsenopyrite. 16. Tetrahedrite. Chloride. 17. halite. Fluoride. ..."

5. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden (1907)
"halite; SODIUM CHLORIDE; OE COMMON SALT. Salt brines and rock salt both occur in the Holston valley in association with gypsum. The salt and gypsum deposits ..."

6. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"halite (common salt, rock-salt, or sodium chloride). General.—Cubic (fig. 218). Occurs most commonly in the massive form as beds of rock-salt. ..."

7. Elementary Geology by Ralph Stockman Tarr (1897)
"Salt or halite (NaCl). — Salt is one of the most soluble of minerals, and is constantly formed by the decay of compounds containing sodium. ..."

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