Definition of Aragonite

1. Noun. A mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite.

Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Aragonite

1. n. A mineral identical in composition with calcite or carbonate of lime, but differing from it in its crystalline form and some of its physical characters.

Definition of Aragonite

1. Noun. (minerology) A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3; it is dimorphous with calcite. ¹

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Definition of Aragonite

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Medical Definition of Aragonite

1. A mineral identical in composition with calcite or carbonate of lime, but differing from it in its crystalline form and some of its physical characters. Origin: From Aragon, in Spain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aragonite

arachnomancy
arachnomorph
arachnomorphs
arachnophobe
arachnophobes
arachnophobia
arachnophobias
arachnophobic
aracytin
aracytine
arad
arads
araeostyle
araeostyles
arage
aragonite (current term)
aragonites
aragonitic
araguato
araguatos
arahant
arahants
araise
araised
araises
araising
arak
arakiite
araks
aralia

Literary usage of Aragonite

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1. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Sir Henry A Miers, Henry A[lexander] Miers (1902)
"Isomorphous mixtures are not so common in the aragonite as in the calcite group. Strontianite usually contains some CaCO3; the aragonite from Tarnowitz in ..."

2. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"aragonite GROUP. The only important rock-making member of this group is aragonite. ... A chief source of aragonite is as an organic precipitate. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"Pteropod-shells consist of aragonite, while Globigerina and all other ... Calcareous organisms consist in some eases of aragonite, and in others of calcite. ..."

4. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Alja Robinson Crook, Illinois State Museum (1920)
"aragonite very often accompanies sulphur crystals, which are commonly deposited in volcanic regions from hot solutions. There are exceptions, such as the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In aragonite the crystals are partly interpenetrating, and partly merely in juxtaposition, аз m fig. ..."

6. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"aragonite (13) aragonite is a rare constituent of rocks, but it occurs in ... aragonite itself is found only in secondary deposits from hot springs, ..."

7. The Atoll of Funafuti: Borings Into a Coral Reef and the Results, Being the by Thomas George Bonney (1904)
"THE special points on which I propose to treat are the production of the aragonite and of the dolomite in the coral rock. In the first place we must ..."

8. Handbook of Mineralogy, Blowpipe Analysis, and Geometrical Crystallography by Gurdon Montague Butler (1911)
"All effervesce in some condition of HC1, are usually white, are non-metallic in lustre, and are between 3 and 4 in hardness. Fio. 44.—aragonite, Cumberland ..."

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