vashegyite

noun
vas·​hegy·​ite | \ ˈväshˌheˌjīt, ˈvȯsh- \
plural -s

Definition of vashegyite

: 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)

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History and Etymology for vashegyite

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

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“Vashegyite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vashegyite. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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