kehoeite

noun

ke·​hoe·​ite
ˈkē(ˌ)(h)ōˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral Al8(Zn,Ca)3(PO4)6(OH)1221H2O(?) consisting of a massive basic hydrous calcium aluminum zinc phosphate (specific gravity 2.3)

Word History

Etymology

Henry Kehoe, 19th century American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Kehoeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kehoeite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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