okenite

noun

oken·​ite
ˈōkəˌnīt
plural -s
: a compact or fibrous mineral CaSi2O4(OH)2.H2O consisting of a whitish hydrous calcium silicate

Word History

Etymology

German okenit, from Lorenz Oken †1851 German naturalist + German -it -ite

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“Okenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/okenite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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