weddellite

noun wed·dell·ite \wəˈdeˌlīt, ˈwedəlˌīt\

Definition of weddellite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral CaC2O4.2H2O consisting of hydrous oxalate of calcium that is polymorphous with whewellite and is found as tiny isolated crystals in mud at the bottom of the Weddell sea, Antarctica

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Origin and Etymology of weddellite

Weddell sea, arm of southern Atlantic ocean in Antarctica + English -ite


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