What does aragonite mean?

Definitions for aragoniteəˈræg əˌnaɪt, ˈær ə gə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aragonite(noun)

    a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite


  1. aragonite(Noun)

    A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO; it is dimorphous with calcite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aragonite(noun)

    a mineral identical in composition with calcite or carbonate of lime, but differing from it in its crystalline form and some of its physical characters

  2. Origin: [From Aragon, in Spain.]


  1. Aragonite

    Aragonite is a carbonate mineral, one of the two common, naturally occurring, crystal forms of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. It is formed by biological and physical processes, including precipitation from marine and freshwater environments. Aragonite's crystal lattice differs from that of calcite, resulting in a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals. Repeated twinning results in pseudo-hexagonal forms. Aragonite may be columnar or fibrous, occasionally in branching stalactitic forms called flos-ferri from their association with the ores at the Carinthian iron mines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aragonite

    ar′a-gon-īt, n. a variety of calcium carbonate. [Aragon, in Spain.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aragonite

    A type of mineral.

    Argonite provides the materials necessary for much sea life and also keeps the pH of the water close to its natural level.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aragonite in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aragonite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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