dickinsonite

noun dick·in·son·ite \ˈdikə̇nsəˌnīt\

Definition of dickinsonite

plural

-s

  1. :  a green mineral H2Na6(Mn,Fe,Ca,Mg)14(PO4)12.H2O consisting of foliated hydrous acid phosphate chiefly of manganese, iron, and sodium (specific gravity 3.34)

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Origin and Etymology of dickinsonite

William Dickinson, 19th century American clergyman and mineralogist + English -ite


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