rensselaerite

noun
rens·​se·​laer·​ite | \ ˈren(t)sələˌrīt, ¦ren(t)sə¦liˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of rensselaerite

: a soft compact talc that is an altered pyroxene and is often worked in a lathe into articles (as inkstands)

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History and Etymology for rensselaerite

Stephen Van Rensselaer †1839 American army officer and politician + English -ite

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“Rensselaerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rensselaerite. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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