andrewsite

noun

an·​drews·​ite
ˈan(ˌ)drüˌzīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a hydrous phosphate of copper and iron (Cu, FeII)3Fe6III(PO4)4(OH)12

Word History

Etymology

Thomas Andrews †1885 Irish chemist + English -ite

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andrewsite was in 1871

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“Andrewsite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/andrewsite. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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