noun par·sons·ite \ˈpärsənˌzīt, ˈpȧs-\

Definition of parsonsite



  1. :  a mineral Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2.2H2O consisting of a hydrous lead uranyl phosphate found as a brownish powder in Shaba region (formerly Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Origin and Etymology of parsonsite

French, from Arthur L. Parsons †1957 Canadian mineralogist + French -ite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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