fer·​mor·​ite | \ ˈfərməˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of fermorite

: a mineral (Ca,Sr)5[(As,P)O4]3 that consists of an arsenate, phosphate, and fluoride of calcium and strontium and that is related to apatite and found in white crystalline masses

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History and Etymology for fermorite

Lewis L. Fermor †1954 English geologist + English -ite

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“Fermorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fermorite. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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