plural -s
: a mineral Ca2B(OH)4(AsO4) consisting of hydrous calcium boroarsenate occurring in white sphenoidal crystals

Word History


Lazard Cahn †1940 American mineral collector who first recognized it + English -ite

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“Cahnite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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