plumbogummite

noun

plum·​bo·​gummite
¦pləm(ˌ)bō+
plural -s
1
: a mineral PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5.H2O consisting of a hydrous basic phosphate of lead and aluminum
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

Word History

Etymology

plumb- + gumm- (from Latin gummi gum) + -ite

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“Plumbogummite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumbogummite. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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