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A quartz crystal.

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From German Quarz, from Middle High German (Central East German) quarz, from (dialectal) Polish kwardy (hard) [compare Polish twardy (hard), Czech tvrdý (hard), , Russian твёрдый (tvjórdyj, hard)], from Old Church Slavonic тврьдъ (tvrĭdŭ, firm), from Proto-Slavic *tvьrdъ.

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quartz (countable and uncountable, plural quartzes)

  1. (mineralogy) The most abundant mineral on the earth's surface, of chemical composition silicon dioxide, SiO2. It occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous. Found in every environment.

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quartz m (plural quartz)

  1. quartz

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