berlinite

noun

ber·​lin·​ite
(ˌ)bər-ˈli-ˌnīt,
ˈbərlə-
plural -s
: a mineral AlPO4 consisting of a hydrous aluminum phosphate occurring in colorless to rose-red masses (specific gravity 2.6)

Word History

Etymology

Swedish berlinit, from N. H. Berlin, 19th century Swedish pharmacologist + Swedish -it -ite

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“Berlinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berlinite. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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