glauberite

noun glau·ber·ite \ˈglau̇bəˌrīt also ˈglȯb-\

Definition of glauberite

plural

-s

  1. :  a light-colored brittle sodium calcium sulfate Na2Ca(SO4)2 having a vitreous luster and saline taste

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Origin and Etymology of glauberite

French glaubérite, from Johann R. Glauber †1668 German chemist + French -ite; so called from its resemblance in chemical composition to Glauber's salt


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