akermanite

noun aker·man·ite \ˈō-kər-mə-ˌnīt, ˈa-\

Definition of akermanite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of akermanite

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


First Known Use: 1890


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