newberyite

noun
new·​bery·​ite | \ ˈn(y)üb(ə)rēˌīt, -ˌber- \
plural -s

Definition of newberyite

: a mineral MgHPO4.3H2O consisting of an acid magnesium phosphate occurring as white orthorhombic crystals in guano

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History and Etymology for newberyite

German newberyit, from J. Cosmo Newbery, 19th century Australian mineralogist + German -it -ite

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“Newberyite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newberyite. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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