fersmanite

noun
fers·​man·​ite
variants: or less commonly fersmannite \ ˈfərzməˌnīt , -​rsm-​ \
plural -s

Definition of fersmanite

: a mineral (Na,Ca)2(Ti,Cb)Si(O,F)6 consisting of a silicate fluoride of sodium, calcium, titanium, and columbium

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History and Etymology for fersmanite

Russian fersmanit, from Aleksandr E. Fersman †1945 Russian mineralogist + Russian -it -ite

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“Fersmanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fersmanite. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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