chiastolite

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Chiastolite

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek marked with a letter chi + -lite. See chiasm. So called from the resemblance of the crosscuts of its crystals to the Greek letter chi.

Noun[edit]

chiastolite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) An aluminosilicate mineral having carbon inclusions, a variety of andalusite.

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