noun flor·enc·ite \-nˌsīt\

Definition of florencite



  1. :  a mineral CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 composed of basic phosphate of cerium and aluminum found in placer sands in Brazil

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Origin and Etymology of florencite

Dr. W. Florence, 20th century scientist + English -ite

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