Definition of mazzite in English:

mazzite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A zeolite with a chemical composition approximating K₂Mg₂Ca₁.₅Al₉.₅Si₂₅.₅O₇₂·28H₂O, which crystallizes in the hexagonal system and occurs naturally as clusters of minute needles inside cavities in igneous rocks.

Origin

1970s. From the name of Fiorenzo Mazzi (b. 1924), Italian mineralogist + -ite.

Pronunciation

mazzite

/ˈmazʌɪt/