Meaning of aragonite

a•rag•o•nite

Pronunciation: (u-rag'u-nīt", ar'u-gu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, orthorhombic calcium carbonate, CaCO, chemically identical with calcite but differing in crystallization and in having a higher specific gravity and less marked cleavage.
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