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thenardite

[thuh-nahr-dahyt, tuh-] /θəˈnɑr daɪt, tə-/
noun
1.
a mineral, sodium sulfate, Na 2 SO 4 , occurring in white crystals and masses, especially in salt lakes and arid regions.
Origin of thenardite
1835-1845
1835-45; named after L. J. Thénard (1777-1857), French chemist; see -ite1
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thenardite

/θɪˈnɑːdaɪt; tɪ-/
noun
1.
a whitish vitreous mineral that consists of anhydrous sodium sulphate and occurs in saline residues. Formula: Na2SO4
Word Origin
C19: named after Baron L. J. Thénard (1777–1857), French chemist; see -ite1
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