vernadskite

noun

ver·​nad·​skite
və(r)ˈnadzˌkīt,
-dˌsk-
plural -s
: a mineral Cu4(SO4)3(OH)2.4H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sulfate of copper

Word History

Etymology

Vladimir I. Vernadsky †1945 Russian geologist + English -ite

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“Vernadskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernadskite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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