wardite

noun
ward·​ite | \ ˈwȯrˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of wardite

: a mineral Na4CaAl12(PO4)8(OH)18.6H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sodium, calcium, and aluminum phosphate and occurring in green concretionary masses (hardness 5, specific gravity 2.8)

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History and Etymology for wardite

Henry A. Ward †1906 American naturalist + English -ite

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“Wardite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardite. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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