noun kol·beck·ite \ˈkōlˌbeˌkīt\

Definition of kolbeckite



  1. :  a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate and phosphate of beryllium, aluminum, and calcium

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Origin and Etymology of kolbeckite

German kolbeckit, from Friedrich Kolbeck †1943 German mineralogist + German -it -ite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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