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nephrite

Nephrite

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lapis nephriticus, via Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos) νεφριτικός (nephritikós), meaning kidney stone, because jade was believed to have cured kidney stones.

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nephrite (countable and uncountable, plural nephrites)

  1. (mineralogy) A semi-precious stone, one of the two types of stone commonly referred to as jade, (the other being jadeite).

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