[ am-blig-uh-nahyt ]
/ æmˈblɪg əˌnaɪt /
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a mineral, a lithium aluminum fluorophosphate, Li(AlF)PO4: an ore of lithium.
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Origin of amblygonite
1840–50; <Greek amblygṓn(ios) (amblý(s) blunt, obtuse + gōní(a) angle + -os adj. suffix) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for amblygonite
/ (æmˈblɪɡəˌnaɪt) /
a white or greyish mineral consisting of lithium aluminium fluorophosphate in triclinic crystalline form. It is a source of lithium. Formula: (Li,Na)Al(PO 4)(F,OH)
Word Origin for amblygonite
C16: from Greek amblugōnios, from amblus blunt + gōnia angle; referring to the obtuse angles in its crystals
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