calcedony vs chalcedony what difference

what is difference between calcedony and chalcedony

English

Noun

calcedony (plural calcedonies)

  1. Alternative form of chalcedony


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin chalcēdōnius, probably derived from the name of the town Chalcedon in Asia Minor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kælˈsɛd.ən.i/, /ˈkæl.səˌdoʊ.ni/

Noun

chalcedony (countable and uncountable, plural chalcedonies)

  1. A form of fine-grained quartz that is nearly transparent or has a milky translucence; it fractures conchoidally.

Derived terms

  • chalcedoneous

Translations

See also

  • (noun: types of minerals) agate, chert, flint, moganite
  • (adjective) conchoidal
  • (adverb) conchoidally
  • (noun) break, fracture, flake, shatter
  • (verb) knapp, break, fracture, flake, shatter

Further reading

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Chalcedony”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • “chalcedony”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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