hydrophilite

noun
hy·​droph·​i·​lite | \ hīˈdräfəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of hydrophilite

: a mineral CaCl2 of very rare occurrence consisting of native calcium chloride

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History and Etymology for hydrophilite

German hydrophilit, from hydr- + Greek philos loving + German -it -ite; from the fact that it is very hygroscopic

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“Hydrophilite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrophilite. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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