edingtonite

noun

ed·​ing·​ton·​ite
ˈediŋtəˌnīt
plural -s
: a grayish white zeolitic mineral BaAl2Si3O10.4H2O consisting of hydrous aluminum barium silicate (hardness 4–4.5, specific gravity 2.69)

Word History

Etymology

after Edington, 19th century Scottish who found it

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“Edingtonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edingtonite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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