thaumasite

noun
thau·​ma·​site | \ ˈthȯməˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of thaumasite

: 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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History and Etymology for thaumasite

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

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“Thaumasite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumasite. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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