childrenite

noun
chil·​dren·​ite | \ ˈchildrəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of childrenite

: 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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History and Etymology for childrenite

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 30 Jul. 2021.

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