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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abukumalite was in 1939

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“Abukumalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abukumalite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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