cahnite

noun
cahn·​ite | \ ˈkäˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of cahnite

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

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History and Etymology for cahnite

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

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“Cahnite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cahnite. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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