Definition of Spessartine

1. Noun. (minerology) A neosilicate of manganese and aluminium having the garnet structure, with the chemical formula Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3. ¹



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Definition of Spessartine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spessartine

sperred
sperres
sperring
sperrylite
sperrylites
sperse
spersed
sperses
spersing
sperst
sperthe
sperthes
spertiniite
spesh
speshul
spessartine (current term)
spessartines
spessartite
spessartites
spet
spetch
spetchel
spetchell
spetchells
spetchels
spetches
spets
spetsnaz
spetting
spettle

Literary usage of Spessartine

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1. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1877)
"In considering spessartine as the principal element of the whetstone, we see that the union of a very great number of infinitely small crystals of this ..."

2. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1878)
"crystals, are garnet of the variety called spessartine, which, ... De Koninck and Davreux discovered beautiful little garnet crystals of spessartine. ..."

3. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"Manganese-garnet or spessartine. ... H. 7 to 7-5. SG 3-7 to 4-2. BB gives a manganese reaction. See spessartine. V. Iron-lime Garnet. ..."

4. Annual Record of Science and Industry by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1878)
"De Koninck and Davreux discovered beautiful little garnet crystals of spessartine. Another element of the whetstone is schorl, showing under the microscope ..."

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