plural -s
: a mineral Ca2MgSi2O7 that consists of calcium magnesium silicate and is an end-member of the melilite series

Word History


German åkermanit, from Richard Åkerman, 19th century Swedish mineralogist + German -it -ite

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of akermanite was in 1890

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“Akermanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akermanite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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