nephrite nephrite  /ˈnɛf raɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade that is less valuable than from jadeite; once believed to cure kidney disorders

Usage(s):

  • And it may in fact be any one of three very hard minerals: nephrite, jadeite and chloromelanite.

News

  • Exhi, Nephrite to Park Stud in Ontario

    Young sire Exhi will relocate to Michael and Laurel Byrne’s Park Stud near Orangeville, Ont., for the 2014 breeding season, joining first-year sire Nephrite on the stallion roster.
    on December 2, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

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