Definition of Coesite

1. Noun. (minerology) A high-pressure polymorph of silica found in extreme conditions such as the impact craters of meteorites, with the chemical composition of silicon dioxide, SiO2. ¹



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Definition of Coesite

1. a type of silica [n -S] - See also: silica

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coesite

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coesite (current term)
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Literary usage of Coesite

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"coesite has been described by Walter (3) in a Muong Nong-type tektite, and baddeleyite has been found in the Martha's Vineyard tektite and a Georgia tektite ..."

2. Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology by Marvin A. Lanphere, G. Brent Dalrymple, Brent D. Turrin (1994)
"The paragenesis of the ultra high-pressure structural blocks (coesite and diamond-bearing) indicates subduction to a depth of approximately 120 km as a ..."

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