Definition of Epidote

1. n. A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color, occurring granular, massive, columnar, and in monoclinic crystals. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and oxide of iron, or manganese.

Definition of Epidote

1. Noun. Any of a class of mixed calcium iron aluminium sorosilicates found in metamorphic rocks ¹

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Definition of Epidote

1. a mineral [n -S] : EPIDOTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Epidote

1. A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) colour, occurring granular, massive, columnar, and in monoclinic crystals. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and oxide of iron, or manganese. The Epidote group includes ordinary epidote, zoisite or lime epidote, piedmontite or manganese epidote, allanite or serium epidote. Origin: Gr. To give besides; over + to give: cf. F. Epidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epidote

epidote (current term)
epidural abscess
epidural anaesthesia
epidural anaesthetic
epidural anesthesia
epidural block
epidural cavity
epidural haematoma
epidural injection
epidural meningitis
epidural neoplasms
epidural space

Literary usage of Epidote

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"3090 epidote likewise occurs columnar and granular, in particles of various sizes, ... Before the blowpipe, epidote melts on the edges and swells, ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"Quartz and epidote occur together in the cavities of amygdaloid rocks, and the ferruginous chlorite occurs together with calc-spar. ..."

3. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"NATIVE COPPER WITH epidote IN BASIC LAVAS (CATOCTIN TYPE) In some copper ... They contain, in irregular fractures and along shear zones, abundant epidote, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"180. Ysgubor Llwyd, Gaerwen—Coarse (epi ?) diorite. 181. North of Holland Arms—Abundant hornblende with epidote and sphene. 182. North end of ' gneiss. ..."

5. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1893)
"In April, 1888,1 made mention of the observations of parallel intergrowths of allanite and epidote in the porphyritic granite of ..."

6. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"epidote. Prof. Frederick A. Genth mentions' a crystal of epidote in the cabinet of the University of Pennsylvania, from the gold-washings of Rutherford ..."

7. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"Found with epidote and garnet at Arendal in Norway, and at Athol, Ms., in seams in gneiss with epidote, albite, fluor, and apophyllite; also in gneiss, ..."

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