whitlockite

noun whit·lock·ite \ˈhwitˌläˌkīt also ˈwi-\

Definition of whitlockite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of whitlockite

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


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