noun el·le·stad·ite

Definition of ellestadite



  1. :  a variety of apatite Ca5(F,Cl,OH)[(P,Si,S,C)O4]3 containing silicon, carbon, and sulfur replacing some of the phosphorus

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Origin and Etymology of ellestadite

Reuben B. Ellestad, born 1900 American chemist + English -ite

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