abukumalite

noun ab·u·ku·ma·lite \ˌabəˈküməˌlīt, əˈbükəmə-\

Definition of abukumalite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Ca, Y)5(P, Si)3O12(OH, F) consisting of a phosphate-silicate of calcium and yttrium sometimes containing uranium or thorium

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Origin and Etymology of abukumalite

Abukuma, river on Honshu Island, Japan + English -lite


First Known Use: 1939


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