thaumasite

noun thau·ma·site \ ˈthȯməˌsīt \

Definition of thaumasite

plural -s
: a white mineral Ca4Al6Si6O24(SO4,CO3,Cl2) consisting of a basic silicate, carbonate, and sulfate of calcium (hardness 3.5, specific gravity 1.88)

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Origin and Etymology of thaumasite

International Scientific Vocabulary thaumas- (from Greek thaumasios wondrous, from thauma miracle, wonder) + -ite


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