lessingite

noun

les·​sing·​ite
ˈlesiŋˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ca2Ce4Si3O13(OH)2(?) consisting of a silicate of calcium and cerium

Word History

Etymology

Russian lessingit, from Frantz Yulievich Levinson-Lessing, 20th century Russian professor + Russian -it -ite

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“Lessingite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lessingite. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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