mascagnite

noun mas·cagn·ite \ maˈskanˌyēt \
variants: or less commonly mascagnine \-nˌyēn, -nyə̇n\

Definition of mascagnite

plural -s
: native ammonium sulphate (NH4)2SO4 found in volcanic districts

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Origin and Etymology of mascagnite

mascagnite alteration (influenced by -ite) of mascagnine, from German maskagnin, from Paolo Mascagni †1815 Italian anatomist + German -in -ine


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