plural -s
: a mineral (K, Na)3Na(SO4)2 consisting of potassium sodium sulfate occurring massive or in white rhombohedral crystals

Word History


Greek aphthitos indestructible (from a- a- entry 2 + —assumed—phthitos, verbal of phthiein to waste away) + hal-, hals salt + English -ite

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“Aphthitalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphthitalite. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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