plural -s
: a mineral FeTa2O6 that consists of oxide of iron and tantalum and is isomorphous with mossite and polymorphous with tantalite

Word History


Swedish tapiolit, from Tapio, Finnish god of the forests + Swedish -lit -lite; from its being found in the village of Sukula in Finland

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“Tapiolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapiolite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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