wilkeite

noun wil·ke·ite \ ˈwilkēˌīt \

Definition of wilkeite

plural -s
:a mineral consisting of an hydroxylapatite in which phosphorous is partly replaced by carbon, sulfur, silicon, or a combination thereof — compare apatite

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Origin and Etymology of wilkeite

R. M. Wilke, 20th century American mineral collector + English -ite


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