rankinite

noun
ran·​kin·​ite | \ ˈraŋkə̇ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of rankinite

: a mineral Ca3Si2O7 consisting of a rare calcium silicate

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History and Etymology for rankinite

George A. Rankin †1963 American chemist + English -ite

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“Rankinite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rankinite. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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