plural -s
: a mineral 2Al4(PO4)3(OH)3.27H2O (?) that is hydrated basic aluminum phosphate and occurs in white to yellow masses (hardness 2–3, specific gravity 1.96)

Word History


German vashegyit, from Vashegy, village formerly in Hungary, now in southern Czechoslovakia, its locality + German -it -ite

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“Vashegyite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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