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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary adel- + -ite

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adelite was in 1892

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“Adelite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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