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

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  • Nephrite — Néphrite (minéral) Pour l affection du rein, voir : Néphrite. Néphrite Catégorie IX : silicates …   Wikipédia en Français

  • néphrite — 1. (né fri t ) s. f. Terme de médecine. Inflammation des reins. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Terme grec signifiant rein, et la finale médicale ite, indiquant inflammation. néphrite 2. (né fri t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Néphrite d Orient, variété du jade… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nephrite — eph rite (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. n[ e]phrite. See {nephritis}.] (Min.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. It varies in color from white …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nephrite — [nef′rīt΄] n. [Ger nephrit < Gr nephritēs, of the kidneys < nephros, kidney (see NEPHRO ): formerly worn as a supposed remedy for kidney ailments] a fine grained, greenish variety of actinolite, that is a less valuable type of jade …   English World dictionary

  • néphrite — 1. néphrite [ nefrit ] n. f. • 1802; néphrésie 1557; gr. nephritis (nosos) « (maladie) des reins » ♦ Maladie inflammatoire et douloureuse du rein. Néphrite aiguë. Néphrite chronique. Adj. NÉPHRITIQUE . néphrite 2. néphrite [ nefrit ] n. f. •… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nephrite — This article is about the gemstone. For the fictional character, see Nephrite (character). Not to be confused with Nephritis. Nephrite Nephrite from Jordanów Śląski (Poland) General …   Wikipedia

  • nephrite — /nef ruyt/, n. Mineral. a compact or fibrous variety of actinolite, varying from whitish to dark green: a form of jade. [1785 95; < G Nephrit. See NEPHR , ITE1] * * * Gem quality, usually green silicate mineral in the tremolite actinolite… …   Universalium

  • Néphrite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Néphrite peut désigner : la néphrite, une inflammation du rein ; la néphrite, une variété de trémolite verte composant le Jade. Sur les autres… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nephrite — nefritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aktinolito atmaina, mineralas. formulė Ca₂(Mg,Fe)₅[(OH,F)|Si₄O₁₁]₂ atitikmenys: angl. nephrite rus. нефрит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nephrite — noun Etymology: German Nephrit, from Greek nephros; from its formerly being worn as a remedy for kidney diseases Date: 1794 a compact tremolite or actinolite that is the commoner and less valuable kind of jade and that varies in color from white… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • NÉPHRITE — n. f. T. de Médecine Inflammation du rein …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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