plumbogummite

noun plum·bo·gummite \¦pləm(ˌ)bō+\

Definition of plumbogummite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a mineral PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5.H2O consisting of a hydrous basic phosphate of lead and aluminum

  2. 2 :  a group of isostructural minerals consisting of plumbogummite, gorceixite, goyazite, crandallite, deltaite, florencite, and dussertite and related to alunite and other sulfates isostructural with it

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Origin and Etymology of plumbogummite

plumb- + gumm- (from Latin gummi gum) + -ite — more at gum


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