maskelynite

noun
mas·​ke·​lyn·​ite | \ ˈmaskələˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of maskelynite

: a feldspar found in meteorites

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History and Etymology for maskelynite

German maskelynit, from Nevil Story-Maskelyne †1911 English mineralogist + German -it -ite

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“Maskelynite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maskelynite. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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