Wattevilleite

noun Watte·ville·ite \ˈwätviˌlīt\

Definition of Wattevilleite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Na2Ca(SO4)2.4H2O(?) that is a hydrous sulfate of sodium and calcium and occurs as aggregates of minute hairlike crystals

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Origin and Etymology of wattevilleite

German wattevillit, from Baron Oscananar de Watteville, 19th century Frenchman + German -it -ite


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