florencite

noun

flor·​enc·​ite
-nˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 composed of basic phosphate of cerium and aluminum found in placer sands in Brazil

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Florencite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/florencite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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