hannayite

noun

han·​nay·​ite
ˈhanēˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral Mg3(NH4)2H4(PO4)4.8H2O consisting of a hydrous acid ammonium magnesium phosphate occurring in guano

Word History

Etymology

German hannayit, from J. B. Hannay, 19th century Scottish chemist + German -it -ite

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“Hannayite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hannayite. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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