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ky·a·nite(kī′ə-nīt′) also cy·a·nite (sī′ə-)
A bluish-green to colorless mineral, Al2SiO5, used as a refractory.
[Greek kuanos, dark blue enamel + -ite.]
(Minerals) a grey, green, or blue mineral consisting of aluminium silicate in triclinic crystalline form. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is used as a refractory. Formula AL2SiO5
a mineral, aluminum silicate, Al2SiO5, occurring in bluish bladed crystals or in masses, used as a refractory.