aragonite

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Etymology[edit]

Aragon +‎ -ite, after the province in Spain, named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1790.[1]

Noun[edit]

aragonite (countable and uncountable, plural aragonites)

  1. (mineralogy) An evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3; it is dimorphous with calcite.
    • 1955, Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Appendix, p. 268,[1]
      The basic chemical material of molluscan shells is calcium carbonate, which forms the outer layer of calcite, and the inner layer of aragonite, which is a heavier and harder substance although it has the same chemical composition.
      Aragonite crystal.

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2022), “Aragonite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • aragonite”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2022.
  1. ^ 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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aragonite f (plural aragonites)

  1. (mineralogy) aragonite

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Noun[edit]

aragonite f (plural aragoniti)

  1. (mineralogy) aragonite

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