berzeliite

noun

ber·​ze·​li·​ite
(ˌ)bər-ˈzē-lē-ˌīt
variants or berzelite
(ˌ)bər-ˈzē-ˌlīt,
ˈbər-zə-
plural -s
: a mineral (Mg,Mn)2(Ca,Na)3(AsO4)3 consisting of a bright yellow arsenate of calcium, magnesium, and manganese (specific gravity 4.03)

Word History

Etymology

German berzeliit, from Baron J. J. Berzelius + German -it -ite

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“Berzeliite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berzeliite. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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