Definition of Disthene

1. n. Cyanite or kyanite; -- so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite.



Definition of Disthene

1. Noun. (minerology) kyanite ¹

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Definition of Disthene

1. a mineral of nonuniform hardness [n -S]

Medical Definition of Disthene

1. Cyanite or kyanite; so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite. Origin: Gr. = twice + force: cf. F. Disthene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disthene

distended
distender
distenders
distending
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distensibility
distensible
distension
distensions
distent
distention
distention cyst
distention ulcer
distentions
distermination
disthene (current term)
disthenes
disthrone
disthroned
disthrones
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disthronized
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disthronizing
distich
distichal
distiches
distichous

Literary usage of Disthene

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1. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1822)
"disthene of St Gothard. of Norway. Theory. Silex, - 34.33 36.4. 32.00 Alumine, - 64-89 63.8 68.00 99.82 100.2 100.0 Hence he concludes that the ..."

2. Aluminium: Its History, Occurrence, Properties, Metallurgy and Applications by Joseph William Richards (1890)
"... occurs in nature as disthene, Andalusite, and Fibrolite. They are not attacked by acids, are infusible before the blowpipe, specific gravity 3 to 3.5, ..."

3. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell (1868)
"Blue topaz and disthene having the same specific gravity, may by that test alone be confounded with each other; but the appearance of each is so different, ..."

4. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell, William Crookes (1888)
"For characteristics, topaz and disthene, hav; by that test alone be c the appearance of eac rarely be confounded, applied, ..."

5. A Guide to the Determination of Rocks: Being an Introduction to Lithology by Édouard Jannettaz (1877)
"Accessory elements : disthene in azure blue fibres; Epidote, Quartz, and Mica. Accidental minerals : Magnetite, Pyrites, Rutile, etc. 68. ..."

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