Definition of Saponite

1. n. A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.



Definition of Saponite

1. Noun. (minerology) A trioctahedral smectite mineral. ¹

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Definition of Saponite

1. a mineral found in veins and cavities of rocks [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saponite

1. A hydrous silicate of magnesia and aluminia. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock. Origin: Sw. Saponit, fr. L. Sapo, -onis, soap. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saponite

saponic acid
saponifiable
saponification
saponification number
saponifications
saponified
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saponifiers
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saponify
saponifying
saponin
saponine
saponines
saponins
saponite (current term)
saponites
saponul
saponule
saponules
sapor
saporific
saporosity
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sapota
sapotaceous
sapotas
sapote
sapotes

Literary usage of Saponite

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1. Geology and Mineral Resources of San Diego and Imperial Counties by Frederick James Hamilton Merrill, California State Mining Bureau (1914)
"saponite. Three miles southeast of Otay there is a deposit of this mineral, a massive, clay-like variety of kaolin, containing a great amount of combined ..."

2. Transactions and Proceedings by Perthshire Society of Natural Science (1908)
"The garnets are associated with incrustations of saponite, quartz, and calcite. ... The saponite forms a dark green to almost black layer on the surface of ..."

3. Geology and Mineral Resources of San Diego and Imperial Counties by Frederick James Hamilton Merrill, California State Mining Bureau (1914)
"saponite. Three miles southeast of Otay there is a deposit of this mineral, a massive, clay-like variety of kaolin, containing a great amount of combined ..."

4. Transactions and Proceedings by Perthshire Society of Natural Science (1908)
"The garnets are associated with incrustations of saponite, quartz, and calcite. ... The saponite forms a dark green to almost black layer on the surface of ..."

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