brush·​ite | \ ˈbrəˌshīt \
plural -s

Definition of brushite

: a mineral CaHPO4.2H2O consisting of calcium hydrogen phosphate in colorless to pale-yellow, transparent to translucent efflorescences or tiny crystals

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History and Etymology for brushite

George J. Brush †1912 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Brushite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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