idocrase


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i·do·crase

 (ī′də-krās′, -krāz′, ĭd′ə-)
[French : Greek eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots + krāsis, mixture; see idiosyncrasy.]

idocrase

(ˈaɪdəˌkreɪs; ˈɪd-)
n
(Minerals) another name for vesuvianite
[C19: from French, from Greek eidos form + krasis a mingling]

ve•su•vi•an•ite

(vəˈsu vi əˌnaɪt)

n.
a brown to green, glossy mineral, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate; idocrase.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.idocrase - a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Name 1 Carbuncle 2 K feldspar 3 Albite 4 Tektite 5 Magnetite 6 Demantoid 7 Oolitic hematite 8 Pink pyroxene 9 Idocrase 10 Black hematite 11 Biotite 12 Hornblende 13 Calcite 14 Labradorite 15 Magnesite 16 Rhodonite 17 Reniform hematite 18 Banded siliceous rocks 19 Diopside 20 Selenite 21 Alabaster 22 Anhydrite 23 Moonstone 24 Barite 25 Hypersthene Table 2: Emission lines for classification based on major elements from geological samples.
(1806) Description du Peridot Idocrase ct de quatre autre substance lithologiques d'espeee nouvelle, nominees: Succinite, Mussite, Alalite, Topazolite, decouvertes dansles valleess de Lans, department du Po, en Piemont.
11, 2001, she made "The Crying World of 2001," a sterling 14-karat-gold pendant that represents tears made of idocrase, amethyst, garnet and rubellite.