/fawr"steuh ruyt'/, n. Mineral.
the magnesium end member, Mg2SiO4, of the olivine group.
[1815-25; named after J. R. Forster (1729-98), German naturalist; see -ITE1]

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  • forsterite — noun A white variety of olivine that is mostly magnesium silicate MgSiO …   Wiktionary

  • forsterite — Смотри Форстерит …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • forsterite — for·ste·rì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale di colore verde chiaro o giallo chiaro, componente essenziale di rocce eruttive ultrabasiche {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1956. ETIMO: der. di Forster, nome del mineralogista tedesco J. Forster (1754 94), con 2 …   Dizionario italiano

  • forsterite — pl.f. forsteriti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • forsterite — for·ster·ite …   English syllables

  • forsterite — /ˈfɒstəraɪt/ (say fostuhruyt) noun a mineral of the olivine group, a silicate of magnesium, Mg2SiO4, occurring usually as white, greenish, or yellowish grains in basic igneous rocks. {named after JR Forster1} …   Australian English dictionary

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