curtisite

noun
cur·​tis·​ite | \ ˈkərtə̇ˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of curtisite

: a mineral consisting of hydrocarbon compound C24H18 found at Skaggs Springs, California

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History and Etymology for curtisite

P. L. Curtis, 20th century American who discovered it + English -ite

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“Curtisite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtisite. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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