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coes•ite



Pronunciation: (kō'sīt), [key]
n. Mineral.
a rare form of silicon dioxide, a denser polymorph of quartz, originally synthesized from quartz at high temperatures and pressures: later discovered in nature. Cf. stishovite.

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