noun pow·ell·ite \ˈpau̇əˌlīt\

Definition of powellite



  1. :  a mineral CaMoO4 consisting of a calcium molybdate occurring in small yellow tetragonal pyramidal crystals isomorphous with scheelite

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Origin and Etymology of powellite

John W. Powell †1902 American geologist + English -ite

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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