tarbuttite

noun tar·butt·ite \ˈtärbəˌtīt\

Definition of tarbuttite

plural

-s

  1. :  a basic zinc phosphate Zn2PO4(OH) in clusters of colorless or pale yellow, brown, red, or green triclinic crystals

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Origin and Etymology of tarbuttite

Percy C. Tarbutt, 20th century Australian mine director + English -ite


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