margarosanite

noun
mar·​ga·​ro·​san·​ite | \ ˌmärgəˈrōsᵊnˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of margarosanite

: a mineral PbCa2(SiO3)3 consisting of a lead calcium silicate occurring in colorless lamellar masses

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History and Etymology for margarosanite

Greek margaron pearl + sanis board + English -ite; from its pearly luster and lamellar structure; probably akin to Greek sathē penis, sainein to wag the tail, Old English thūma thumb

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“Margarosanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/margarosanite. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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