dolomite

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Dolomite
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Etymology[edit]

From French dolomite, coined March 1792 by Nicolas de Saussure,[1] named after French mineralogist and engineer Déodat de Dolomieu (1750–1801) who described the stone in 1791[2] by adding -ite, from place name Dolomieu, Isère.

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dolomite (countable and uncountable, plural dolomites)

  1. (mineralogy) A saline evaporite consisting of a mixed calcium and magnesium carbonate, with the chemical formula CaMg(CO3)2; it also exists as the rock dolostone.

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  1. ^ Gardien, Guy (2002). "Introduction". Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (in French). Editions Publibook. p. 9. ISBN 978-2-74831238-6.
  2. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

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dolomite f (plural dolomites)

  1. dolomite

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dolomite f (plural dolomiti)

  1. (mineralogy) dolomite

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