cristobalite


cristobalite
[krɪ'stəʊbəlʌɪt]
noun a form of silica which is the main component of opal.
Origin
C19: named after Cerro San Cristóbal in Mexico, where it was discovered.

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  • cristobalite — /kri stoh beuh luyt /, n. Mineral. a polymorph of quartz occurring in volcanic rock in the form of colorless, translucent crystals. [1885 90; named after San Cristóbal, a hill near Pachuca de Soto, Mexico; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       the… …   Universalium

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  • cristobalite — cris·to·ba·lite (kris toґbə līt) a translucent crystalline form of silica used in casting investments because it has a high capacity for thermal expansion and is resistant to being broken down by heat …   Medical dictionary

  • cristobalite — cris·to·bal·ite …   English syllables

  • cristobalite — n. Mineral. a principal form of silica, occurring as opal. Etymology: G Cristobalit f. Cerro San Cristoacutebal in Mexico …   Useful english dictionary

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