del·​vaux·​ite | \ delˈvȯkˌsīt, -vōkˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of delvauxite

: a mineral approximately Fe4(PO4)2(OH)6nH2O consisting of an ill-defined hydrous phosphate of iron

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History and Etymology for delvauxite

German delvauxit, modification (influenced by German -it -ite) of French delvauxine, from J.S.P.J. Delvaux de Feuffe b ab 1782 Belgian chemist who first described it + French -ine

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“Delvauxite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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