barrandite

noun

bar·​ran·​dite
bəˈranˌdīt,
ˈbarən-
plural -s
: a mineral (Fe,Al)Po4.2H2O consisting of a pale-gray hydrous phosphate of iron and aluminum belonging to the isomorphous series strengite-variscite

Word History

Etymology

French barrandite, from Joachim Barrande †1883 French geologist + French -ite

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“Barrandite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrandite. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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