anapaite

noun

anapa·​ite
əˈnapəˌīt
plural -s
: a calcium ferrous iron hydrous phosphate occurring in pale-green transparent triclinic crystals and in columnar massive forms (hardness 3–4, specific gravity 3.81)

Word History

Etymology

German anapait, from Anapa, seaport on Black sea, U.S.S.R., its locality + German -it -ite

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anapaite was in 1903

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“Anapaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anapaite. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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