noun Etymology: French, from Pierre L. A. Cordier died 1861 French geologist Date: circa 1814 a blue mineral of vitreous luster and strong dichroism that consists of a silicate of aluminum, iron, and magnesium

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  • CORDIÉRITE — Minéral auquel le géologue français Louis Cordier donna son nom, connu aussi sous les termes d’iolite (roche violette) ou de dichroïte (roche bicolore). Longtemps classée parmi les cyclosilicates, la cordiérite est classée parmi les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cordierite — Cor di*er*ite (k[^o]r d[i^]*[ e]r*[imac]t), n. [Named after the geologist Cordier.] (Min.) See {Iolite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cordierite — [kôr′dē ər īt΄] n. [after P. L. A. Cordier (1777 1861), Fr geologist + ITE1] a bluish, very hard, pleochroic, crystalline mineral, magnesium aluminum silicate, (Mg,Fe) 2 Al4Si5O18, used sometimes as a gem …   English World dictionary

  • cordierite — /kawr dee euh ruyt /, n. a strongly dichroic blue mineral consisting of a silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and iron: common in metamorphic rocks. Also called dichroite, iolite. [1805 15; named after Pierre L. A. Cordier (1777 1861), French… …   Universalium

  • cordierite — kordieritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Mg₂Al₃[AlSi₅O₁₈] atitikmenys: angl. cordierite rus. кордиерит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cordierite — noun a magnesium iron aluminium cyclosilicate Syn: iolite …   Wiktionary

  • cordierite — cor·die·rì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale rombico, costituente di alcune rocce metamorfiche, formato da silicato di magnesio e ferro, presente in vari colori tra cui l azzurro, che viene impiegato come sostitutivo meno pregiato dello zaffiro… …   Dizionario italiano

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