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scap·o·lite

 (skăp′ə-līt′)
n.
Any of a series of variously colored, often fluorescent mineral silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium. Also called wernerite.

[Latin scāpus, stalk; see scape1 + -lite (from the prismatic shape of its crystals).]

scapolite

(ˈskæpəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) any of a group of colourless, white, grey, or violet fluorescent minerals consisting of sodium or calcium aluminium silicate, carbonate, and chloride in tetragonal crystalline form. They occur mainly in impure limestones and pegmatites. Also called: wernerite
[C19: from German Skapolith, from Greek skapos rod + -lite]

scap•o•lite

(ˈskæp əˌlaɪt)

n.
any of a group of tetragonal minerals consisting of various silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium with chlorine or carbonate, usu. occurring as aggregates in marble.
[1795–1805; < German Skapolith. See scape1, -o-, -lite]
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