A niobate of calcium, cerium, and other bases, occurring usually in octahedrons of a yellowish or brownish colour and resinous luster; so called from its becoming grass-green on being subjected to heat under the blowpipe.

Origin: Pyro- + Gr. Pale green.

(01 Mar 1998)

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