tapiolite

noun tap·i·o·lite \ˈtapēəˌlīt\

Definition of tapiolite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral FeTa2O6 that consists of oxide of iron and tantalum and is isomorphous with mossite and polymorphous with tantalite

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Origin and Etymology of tapiolite

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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