griphite

noun
griph·​ite | \ ˈgriˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of griphite

: a mineral (Na,Al,Ca,Fe)6Mn4(PO4)5(OH)4 consisting of basic phosphate of sodium, calcium, iron, aluminum, and manganese with a crystal structure related to that of garnet

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History and Etymology for griphite

Greek griphos enigma + English -ite; from its unusual composition

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“Griphite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/griphite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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