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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“Daphnite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daphnite. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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