gaylussite

noun

gay·​lus·​site
ˈgāləˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral Na2Ca(CO3)2.5H2O consisting of a yellowish white translucent hydrous carbonate of calcium and sodium

Word History

Etymology

French, from J. L. Gay-Lussac + French -ite

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“Gaylussite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaylussite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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