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Meaning of vesuvianite

ve•su•vi•an•ite

Pronunciation: (vu-s'vē-u-nīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, chiefly a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum, commonly in tetragonal crystals and usually of a brown to green color; idocrase.
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