ankerite

[ang-kuh-rahyt]

Origin of ankerite

1835–45; named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for ankerite

ankerite

noun
  1. a greyish to brown mineral that resembles dolomite and consists of a carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO 3

Word Origin for ankerite

C19: named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist
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