Definition of mazzite in English:

mazzite

Pronunciation /ˈmazʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A zeolite with a chemical composition approximating K₂ Mg₂ Ca₁.₅ Al₉.₅ Si₂₅.₅ O₇₂ ·28H₂ O, which crystallizes in the hexagonal system and occurs naturally as clusters of minute needles inside cavities in igneous rocks.

Origin

1970s. From the name of Fiorenzo Mazzi, Italian mineralogist + -ite.