deweylite

noun

dew·​ey·​lite
-ˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 occurring as a hydrous amorphous resinous magnesium silicate (hardness 2–3.5, specific gravity 2.0–2.2)

Word History

Etymology

Chester Dewey †1867 American clergyman and scientist + English -lite

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“Deweylite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deweylite. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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