whitlockite

noun
whit·​lock·​ite | \ ˈhwitˌläˌkīt also ˈwi- \
plural -s

Definition of whitlockite

: a rare mineral Ca3(PO4)2 consisting of calcium phosphate in hexagonal crystals

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History and Etymology for whitlockite

Herbert P. Whitlock †1948 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Whitlockite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitlockite. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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