brazilianite

noun

bra·​zil·​ian·​ite
brəˈzilyəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 consisting of a basic phosphate of sodium and aluminum

Word History

Etymology

brazilian + English -ite; from its discovery in Brazil

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“Brazilianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brazilianite. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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