weddellite

noun
wed·​dell·​ite | \ wəˈdeˌlīt, ˈwedᵊlˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of weddellite

: 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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History and Etymology for weddellite

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

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“Weddellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weddellite. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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