Den"drite (?), n. [Gr. , fem. , of a tree, fr. a tree: cf. F. dendrite.] Min.

A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.


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