varulite

noun

va·​ru·​lite
ˈvärəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral (Na,Ca)(Mn,Fe)2(PO4)2 consisting of manganese, sodium, and calcium with minor amounts of iron, isomorphous with hühnerkobelite, and isostructural with triphylite and lithiophilite

Word History

Etymology

Swedish varulit, from Varuträsk, locality in northern Sweden + Swedish -lit -lite

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“Varulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varulite. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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