eckermannite

noun

eck·​er·​mann·​ite
ˈekə(r)məˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral Na3(Mg,Li)4(Al,Fe)Si8O22(OH,F)2 consisting of an amphibole containing magnesium, lithium, iron, and some fluorine

Word History

Etymology

Swedish eckermannit, from Claes W. H. von Eckermann, born 1886 Swedish professor + Swedish -it -ite

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“Eckermannite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eckermannite. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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