wardite

noun

ward·​ite
ˈwȯrˌdīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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 7 Dec. 2022.

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