childrenite

noun

chil·​dren·​ite
ˈchildrəˌnīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

John George Children †1852 English scientist + English -ite

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“Childrenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childrenite. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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