daphnite

noun
daph·​nite | \-ˌnīt\
plural -s

Definition of daphnite 

: 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

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History and Etymology for daphnite

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

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