Vesuvianite Ve*su"vi*an*ite, n. (Min.) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green color, rarely sulphur yellow and blue. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia, and is common at Vesuvius. Also called {idocrase}. [1913 Webster]

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  • idocrase — ● idocrase nom féminin (grec eidos, forme, apparence, et krasis, mélange) Silicate hydraté naturel d aluminium, de calcium, de magnésium et de fer, cristallisant dans le système quadratique. ● idocrase (synonymes) nom féminin (grec eidos, forme,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Idocrase — Id o*crase ([i^]d [ o]*kr[=a]s; 277), n. [Gr. e i^dos form + kra^sis mixture, from keranny nai to mix; cf. F. idocrase.] (Min.) Same as {Vesuvianite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idocrase — [ī′dō krās΄, id′ōkrās΄] n. [Fr < Gr eidos, form (see OID) + krasis, mixture] VESUVIANITE …   English World dictionary

  • Idocrase — Vésuvianite Vésuvianite Catégorie IX : silicates Vésuvianite monocristal (4.2x2.5cm) Sierra de la Cruz Mexique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • idocrase — noun Etymology: French, from Greek eidos form + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix more at crater Date: 1804 a mineral that is a complex silicate especially of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idocrase — /uy deuh krays , id euh /, n. Mineral. vesuvianite. [1795 1805; < F < Gk eîdo(s) form + krâsis mixture] * * * …   Universalium

  • idocrase — noun A mineral, vesuvianite …   Wiktionary

  • idocrase — (i do krâ z ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Sorte de pierre précieuse, silicate alumineux double anhydre, espèce de grenat …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • idocrase — ido·crase …   English syllables

  • idocrase — i•do•crase [[t]ˈaɪ dəˌkreɪs, ˈɪd ə [/t]] n. mir vesuvianite • Etymology: 1795–1805; < F < Gk eîdo(s) form +krâsis mixture …   From formal English to slang

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