plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a hydrous phosphate of copper and iron (Cu, FeII)3Fe6III(PO4)4(OH)12

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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