stokesite

noun
stokes·​ite | \ ˈstōkˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of stokesite

: a mineral CaSnSi3O9.2H2O consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and tin and occurring in colorless orthorhombic crystals (hardness 6, specific gravity 3.2)

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History and Etymology for stokesite

Sir George G. Stokes †1903 British mathematician and physicist + English -ite

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“Stokesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stokesite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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