Definition of Melilite

1. n. A mineral occurring in small yellow crystals, found in the lavas (melilite basalt) of Vesuvius, and elsewhere.



Definition of Melilite

1. Noun. (minerology) any mineral consisting of a solid solution of gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7) and akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O7) ¹

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Definition of Melilite

1. a mineral group [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melilite

1. A mineral occurring in small yellow crystals, found in the lavas (melilite basalt) of Vesuvius, and elsewhere. Alternative forms: mellilite. Origin: Gr. Meli honey; cf. F. Melilithe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melilite

melibiase
melibiases
melibiose
melibiose permease
melibioses
melic
melicera
melicerous
melicitose
melicotoon
melicotoons
melics
melik
meliks
melilite (current term)
melilites
melilot
melilotic
melilotic acid
melilots
melilotus
meline
melinite
melinites
melioidosis
melioidotic
meliorate
meliorated
meliorater

Literary usage of Melilite

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1. Principles of Metallurgy: An Introduction to the Metallurgy of the Metals by Charles Herman Fulton (1910)
"Silicate degree = 1. In the absence of the R bases, viz. Mg,Fe,Mn), the limiting conditions as regards the individualization of melilite or ..."

2. The Data of Geochemistry by Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1908)
"With almost no change of composition, other than loss of water, it was transformed into a mixture of andalusite and biotite. THE melilite GROUP. melilite. ..."

3. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"melilite has a widespread distribution in the leucite and nephelite rocks. ... Some of the rocks in which melilite occurs are ..."

4. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"melilite occurs in non-feldspathic basic igneous rocks low in silica, ... It is not of common occurrence, and is found in melilite-basalt of ..."

5. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"melilite has been formed artificially by fusing together it-s constituent oxides. ... melilite of yellow and brownish colors is found at Capo di Bove, ..."

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