See also: néphrite

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Nephrite

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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