lewistonite

noun lew·is·ton·ite \ˈlüə̇stəˌnīt\

Definition of lewistonite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Ca,K,Na)5(PO4)3(OH) consisting of a basic phosphate of calcium, potassium, and sodium

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Origin and Etymology of lewistonite

Lewiston, Utah, its locality + English -ite


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