afwillite

noun
af·​wil·​lite | \ ˈaf-wə-ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of afwillite

: a mineral Ca3Si2O4(OH)6 consisting of a hydrous calcium silicate and occurring in colorless monoclinic crystals (specific gravity 2.6)

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First Known Use of afwillite

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afwillite

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

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“Afwillite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afwillite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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