plural -s
: a mineral consisting probably of a mixture of samarskite, betafite, and perhaps allanite and occurring in pegmatite in Impilakhti parish on Lake Ladoga, Finland

Word History


Swedish wiikit, from F. J. Wiik †1909 Finnish mineralogist + Swedish -it -ite

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“Wiikite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiikite. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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