(Mineralogy) A white or flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite, occurring in isometric crystals. By friction, it acquires a weak electricity; hence its name.
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Named in 1801 after the property of attaining weak electricity when heated or subjected to friction, from the Greek word meaning "weak", ἀνάλκιμος (analkimos).
analcime (uncountable) (mineralogy) A mineral, a sodium aluminosilicate with a chemical formula NaAlSi2O6·H2O, having a zeolite structure, found in alkaline basalts.
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