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Definition of Pinite
PinitePinite Pi"nite, n. [L. pinus the pine tree.]
1. (Paleon.) Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having
belonged to the Pine family.
2. (Chem.) A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from
the gum of a species of pine (Pinus Lambertina). It is
isomeric with, and resembles, quercite.
Pinite Pin"ite, n. [So called from Pini, a mine in Saxony.]
A compact granular cryptocrystalline mineral of a dull
grayish or greenish white color. It is a hydrous alkaline
silicate, and is derived from the alteration of other
minerals, as iolite.
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