aker·​man·​ite | \ ˈō-kər-mə-ˌnīt, ˈa- \
plural -s

Definition of akermanite

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

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First Known Use of akermanite

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for akermanite

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

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“Akermanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akermanite. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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