Definition of Melanite

1. n. A black variety of garnet.



Definition of Melanite

1. Noun. (minerology) A black variety of andradite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melanite

1. a black variety of garnet [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melanite

1. A black variety of garnet. Origin: Gr, black: cf. F. Melanite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanite

melanians
melanic
melanics
melanidrosis
melaniferous
melaniline
melanin
melaninization
melanins
melanise
melanisms
melanist
melanistic
melanists
melanite (current term)
melanites
melanitic
melanization
melanizations
melanize
melanized
melanizes
melanizing
melano
melano-
melanoacanthoma
melanoameloblastoma
melanoblast
melanoblastoma

Literary usage of Melanite

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1. The American Mineralogical Journal: Being a Collection of Facts and by Archibald Bruce (1814)
"melanite. In the district of Germantown, six miles north-west of Philadelphia, this mineral is found in Gneiss reposing upon Granite, of which the feldspar ..."

2. The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry edited by Edward Hart (1887)
"The material from Colorado, obtained through Moritz Stock- der, ME at Lake City, shows the melanite as black masses imbedded in a greenish yellow, ..."

3. Outlines of the Geology, Soils and Minerals of the State of Arkansas by Jim G. Ferguson (1920)
"Magnetite, Magnetic Iron ore.—In crystalline metamorphic rocks; in a local deposit at surface and in soil in fragments; magnetic; abundant. melanite. ..."

4. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni (1901)
"melanite is black, it generally contains Titanium. In granite, gneiss, also in metamorphosed limestones. ..."

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