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[mon-tuh-sel-ahyt, -chel-] /ˌmɒn təˈsɛl aɪt, -ˈtʃɛl-/

a mineral, silicate of magnesium and calcium, CaMgSiO 4 , belonging to the olivine group and often occurring in contact metamorphosed limestones.


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