plural -s
: an artificial mineral NaAlSiO4 consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and related to feldspar

Word History


Andrew Carnegie + English -ite; from the fact that it was synthesized at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., founded by Andrew Carnegie

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“Carnegieite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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