ad·​e·​lite | \ ˈa-də-ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of adelite

: a mineral consisting of a gray or grayish yellow calcium and magnesium arsenate CaMg(OH)AsO4 (hardness 5, specific gravity 3.74)

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First Known Use of adelite

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adelite

International Scientific Vocabulary adel- + -ite

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“Adelite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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