lacroixite

noun

la·​croix·​ite
ləˈkrwäˌzīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Feb. 2024.

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