forsterite

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for·ster·ite

 (fôr′stə-rīt′)
n.
A whitish or yellowish form of the mineral olivine, Mg2SiO4, in which the mafic component consists entirely of magnesium.

[After Adolarius Jacob Forster (1739-1806), English mineral collector.]

forsterite

(ˈfɔːstəˌraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white, yellow, or green mineral of the olivine group consisting of magnesium silicate. Formula: Mg2SiO4
[C19: named after J. R. Forster (1729–98), German naturalist]