kainite

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See also: Kainite and kaïnite

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Kainit, coined by Carl Friedrich Jacob Zincken, from Ancient Greek κινητικός (kinētikós, new, recent) + -it (-ite)

Noun[edit]

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kainite (countable and uncountable, plural kainites)

  1. (mineralogy) An evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride with the chemical formula MgSO4·KCl·3H2O, found in German salt mines.

Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Kainite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • kainite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kainite f (plural kainiti)

  1. (mineralogy) kainite