Definition of Scolecite

1. n. A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also lime mesotype.



Definition of Scolecite

1. Noun. (minerology) A monoclinic-domatic mineral containing aluminum, calcium, hydrogen, oxygen, and silicon. ¹

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Definition of Scolecite

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Medical Definition of Scolecite

1. A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminia and lime. Synonym: lime mesotype. Origin: Gr, a worm, earthworm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scolecite

scoke
scold
scolded
scolder
scolders
scolding
scoldingly
scoldings
scolds
scoleces
scoleciasis
scolecid
scolecida
scolecids
scoleciform
scolecite (current term)
scolecites
scolecoid
scolecology
scolecomorpha
scolex
scolexes
scolia
scolices
scolie
scolies
scoliokyphosis
scolioma
scoliomas
scoliometer

Literary usage of Scolecite

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1. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"scolecite is glassy in luster, transparent or translucent, and colorless or white. ... Divergent Groups of scolecite Crystals from near Bombay, ..."

2. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1901)
"The Action of Ammonium Chloride upon Natrolite, scolecite, Prehnite and Pectolite; ... Both natrolite and scolecite are unattacked by the sodium carbonate ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1901)
"The Action of Ammonium Chloride upon Natrolite, scolecite, Prehnite and ... and scolecite are unattacked by the sodium carbonate solution and yield with the ..."

4. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"The birefringence of scolecite is negative and B is perpendicular to a ... 1 Etching experiments on scolecite and also its pyro-electricity show that this ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1900)
"scolecite, we believe, has not hitherto been recorded from this locality, ... Analyses of the scolecite and of residues В and С are given below. ..."

6. Rock Minerals, Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1906)
"In stilbite and scolecite the prism axis is the direction of vibration of the fastest ray, X; in phillipsite and laumontite it is the direction of vibration ..."

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