thoreaulite

noun
tho·​reau·​lite | \ ˈthōrōˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of thoreaulite

: a mineral SnTa2O7 consisting of an oxide of tin and tantalum

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History and Etymology for thoreaulite

French, from Jacques Thoreau, born 1886 Belgian mineralogist + French -lite

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“Thoreaulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thoreaulite. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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