plural -s
: 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)

Word History


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

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“Parsonsite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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