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kyanite (ˈkaɪəˌnaɪt Pronunciation for kyanite or cyanite



  1. a grey, green, or blue mineral consisting of aluminium silicate in triclinic crystalline form. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is used as a refractory. Formula AL2SiO5

Derived Forms

kyanitic (ˌkaɪəˈnɪtɪk Pronunciation for kyanitic  adjective

Example Sentences Including 'kyanite'

Enough pressure and you find kyanite ; enough heat and you get sillimanite; less of either and you get andalusite.
Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)


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