pachnolite

noun
pach·​no·​lite | \ ˈpaknəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of pachnolite

: a mineral NaCaAlF6.H2O consisting of a hydrous fluoride of sodium, calcium, and aluminum occurring in colorless to white monoclinic crystals (hardness 3, specific gravity 3)

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History and Etymology for pachnolite

German pachnolit, from Greek pachnē hoarfrost + German -lit -lite; akin to Greek pēgnynai to fasten together

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“Pachnolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachnolite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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