brazilianite

noun bra·zil·ian·ite \brəˈzilyəˌnīt\

Definition of brazilianite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 consisting of a basic phosphate of sodium and aluminum

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Origin and Etymology of brazilianite

1brazilian + English -ite; from its discovery in Brazil


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