childrenite

noun chil·dren·ite \ˈchildrəˌnīt\

Definition of childrenite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Fe,Mn)Al(PO4)(OH)22H2O consisting of a hydrous basic iron aluminum phosphate in translucent pale yellowish to dark brown orthorhombic crystals (hardness 4.5–5, specific gravity 3.18–3.24)

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Origin and Etymology of childrenite

John George Children †1852 English scientist + English -ite


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