Definition of aragonite in English:

aragonite

noun

mass noun
  • A mineral consisting of calcium carbonate and typically occurring as colourless prisms in deposits from hot springs.

    • ‘Coral's hard parts are composed of aragonite, a form of calcium carbonate.’
    • ‘Microscopic crystals of aragonite located in the inner ears of zebrafish control balance and hearing.’
    • ‘Otoliths consist of calcium carbonate, mainly in the form of aragonite, and organic matter called otoline.’
    • ‘These two forms are called aragonite and calcite.’
    • ‘That coating has been tentatively identified as aragonite.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from the place name Aragon + -ite.

Pronunciation

aragonite

/ˈarəɡ(ə)nʌɪt/