anapaite

noun anapa·ite \əˈnapəˌīt\

Definition of anapaite

plural

-s

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of anapaite

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


First Known Use: 1903


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