afwillite

noun

af·​wil·​lite
ˈaf-wə-ˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ca3Si2O4(OH)6 consisting of a hydrous calcium silicate and occurring in colorless monoclinic crystals (specific gravity 2.6)

Word History

Etymology

Alpheus Fuller Williams †1953 American mining engineer + -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afwillite was in 1925

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“Afwillite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afwillite. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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