noun pa·ter·no·ite \ˌpätə(r)ˈnōˌīt\

Definition of paternoite



  1. :  a mineral MgB8O13.4H2O consisting of a hydrous magnesium borate

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Origin and Etymology of paternoite

Italian, from Emanuele Paternò †1935 Italian chemist + Italian -ite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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