penfieldite

noun
pen·​field·​ite | \ ˈpenˌfēlˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of penfieldite

: a mineral Pb2(OH)Cl3 consisting of a basic lead chloride and occurring in white hexagonal prisms

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History and Etymology for penfieldite

Samuel L. Penfield †1905 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Penfieldite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penfieldite. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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