wavellite

noun

wa·​vell·​ite
ˈwāvəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Al3(PO4)2(OH)3.5H2O consisting of a hydrous basic aluminum phosphate and occurring usually in hemispherical radiated aggregates varying from white to yellow, green, or black

Word History

Etymology

William Wavell †1829 English physician + English -ite

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“Wavellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wavellite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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