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cryolite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cryolite  \Cry"o*lite\  (kr[imac]"?-l?t),  n.  [Gr.  kry`os  icy  cold, 
  frost  +  -lite:  cf  F.  cryolithe.]  (Min.) 
  A  fluoride  of  sodium  and  aluminum,  found  in  Greenland,  in 
  white  cleavable  masses;  --  used  as  a  source  of  soda  and 
  alumina. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cryolite 
  n  :  a  white  mineral  consisting  of  fluorides  of  aluminum  and 
  sodium;  a  source  of  fluorine  [syn:  {Greenland  spar}] 




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