hewettite

noun

hew·​ett·​ite
ˈhyüə̇ˌtīt
plural -s
: a mineral CaV6O16.9H2O consisting of a hydrous calcium vanadate occurring in mahogany-red silky aggregates (specific gravity 2.5)

Word History

Etymology

D. Foster Hewett †1971 American geologist + English -ite

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“Hewettite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hewettite. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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