woodhouseite

noun

wood·​house·​ite
ˈwu̇dˌhau̇ˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 of the beudantite group consisting of a basic sulfate and phosphate of aluminum and calcium isomorphous with svanbergite, hinsdalite, corkite, and beudantite

Word History

Etymology

Charles D. Woodhouse, born 1888 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Woodhouseite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodhouseite. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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