hedyphane

noun

hed·​y·​phane
ˈhedəˌfān
plural -s
: a mineral (Ca,Pb)5Cl(AsO4)3 consisting of a yellowish white monoclinic lead and calcium arsenate and chloride compare apatite

Word History

Etymology

German hedyphan, from hedy- sweet + German -phan -phane

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“Hedyphane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedyphane. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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