plural -s
: a mineral (Mg,Fe)3(Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8 consisting of a basic aluminosilicate of magnesium, iron, and aluminum belonging to the chlorite group

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary daphn- (from Greek daphnē laurel) + -ite; from its appearance; originally formed as German daphnit

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“Daphnite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daphnite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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