plural -s
: a rare mineral Na6Mg2(SO4)(CO3)4 that is an octahedral sulfate and carbonate of sodium and magnesium (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 2.59)

Word History


Greek tychē + English -ite; from its chance discovery among other crystals

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“Tychite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tychite. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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