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


John George Children †1852 English scientist + English -ite

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“Childrenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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