leifite

noun leif·ite \ ˈlēˌfīt , ˈlāˌ- \

Definition of leifite

plural -s
:a mineral Na2AlSi4O10F consisting of a rare fluoride and silicate of sodium and aluminum and found in Narsarsuak, Greenland

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Origin and Etymology of leifite

International Scientific Vocabulary leif- (from Leif Ericson fl 1000 Norse mariner and adventurer) + -ite


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