lacroixite

noun
la·​croix·​ite | \ ləˈkrwäˌzīt \
plural -s

Definition of lacroixite

: a mineral approximately Na(Ca,Mn)AlPO4(OH)3 that consists of a basic phosphate of aluminum, calcium, manganese, and sodium often containing fluorine and that occurs in pale yellowish green crystals (hardness 4.1)

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History and Etymology for lacroixite

French, from F. A. Alfred Lacroix †1948 French mineralogist + French -ite

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“Lacroixite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacroixite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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