ellestadite

noun
el·​le·​stad·​ite | \ ˈeləˌstaˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of ellestadite

: 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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History and Etymology for ellestadite

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

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“Ellestadite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ellestadite. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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