staurolite


staurolite
staurolite [stôr′ə līt΄]
n.
[Fr < Gr stauros, a cross, post < IE * steu- > ON staurr, post (see STORE) + -lite, -LITE]
a dark-colored mineral, (Fe,Mg) 2Al9Si4O23 (OH), a silicate of iron and aluminum: the crystals are often found twinned in the form of a cross
staurolitic [stôr′əlit′ik]
adj.

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  • Staurolite — Catégorie IX : silicates[1] Staurolite Russie Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Staurolite — is a red brown to black, mostly opaque, nesosilicate mineral with a white streak. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, has a Mohs hardness of 7 to 7.5 and a rather complex chemical formula: (Fe,Mg,Zn)2Al9(Si,Al)4O20(OH)4. Iron,… …   Wikipedia

  • Staurolite — Stau ro*lite (st[add] r[ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. stayro s a cross + lite.] (Min.) A mineral of a brown to black color occurring in prismatic crystals, often twinned so as to form groups resembling a cross. It is a silicate of alumina and iron, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staurolite — staurolitic /stawr euh lit ik/, adj. /stawr euh luyt /, n. a mineral, basic iron aluminum silicate, Fe2Al2O7(SiO4)4(OH), occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which are often twinned in the form of a cross. [1790 1800; < Gk stauró(s) a… …   Universalium

  • staurolite — ● staurotide ou staurolite nom féminin Silicate naturel d aluminium et de fer, orthorhombique. (La macle la plus fréquente de ce minerai porte le nom de pierre de croix ou croisette de Bretagne.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • staurolite — staurolitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė 4Al₂O·[SiO₄]AlFe₂O₃(OH) atitikmenys: angl. staurolite rus. ставролит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • staurolite — noun Etymology: French, from Greek stauros cross + French lite more at steer Date: circa 1815 a mineral consisting of a basic silicate of iron and aluminum in prismatic orthorhombic crystals often twinned so as to resemble a cross • staurolitic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staurolite — noun A dark brown nesosilicate mineral that has crystals that cross and intergrow …   Wiktionary

  • staurolite — stau·ro·lì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale caratteristico di alcune rocce metamorfiche, costituito da allumosilicato, magnesio e zinco, che cristallizza nel sistema rombico formando geminati a croce di colore rosso scuro {{line}} {{/line}} DATA:… …   Dizionario italiano

  • staurolite — n. 1. See staurotide. 2. Harmotome …   New dictionary of synonyms


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