au·​ge·​lite | \ ˈȯjəˌlīt, -gə- \
plural -s

Definition of augelite

: a mineral Al2(OH)3PO4 consisting of a colorless or white basic aluminum phosphate (specific gravity 2.7)

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History and Etymology for augelite

International Scientific Vocabulary auge- (from Greek augē brightness) + -lite; probably originally formed as German augelith; akin to Albanian agój to dawn, Old Slavic jugŭ south; basic meaning: brightness

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“Augelite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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