deltaite

noun, often capitalized
del·​ta·​ite | \ ˈdeltəˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of deltaite

: a mineral Ca2Al2(PO4)2(OH)4.H2O consisting of a basic hydrous phosphate of calcium and aluminum

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History and Etymology for deltaite

delta entry 1 (Greek letter) + -ite; from the triangular appearance of the crystals in cross section

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“Deltaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deltaite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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