delvauxite

noun del·vaux·ite \delˈvȯkˌsīt, -vōkˌ-\

Definition of delvauxite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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