roscoelite

noun

ros·​coe·​lite
ˈrä(ˌ)skōˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral approximately K2(Mg,Fe,V,Al)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 consisting of a brownish mica in minute scales that contains vanadium

Word History

Etymology

Sir Henry E. Roscoe †1915 English chemist + English -lite

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roscoelite was in 1876

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“Roscoelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roscoelite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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