carnallite

[kahr-nl-ahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.

a white hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, KMgCl3⋅6H2O, used chiefly as a source of potassium and magnesium.

Nearby words

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  2. carnal knowledge,
  3. carnalite,
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  5. carnalize,
  6. carnally,
  7. carnap,
  8. carnap, rudolf,
  9. carnaroli,
  10. carnarvon

Origin of carnallite

1875–85; named after R. von Carnall (1804–74), German mining official; see -ite1

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carnallite

noun

a white or sometimes coloured mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of potassium and also used as a fertilizer. Formula: KCl.MgCl 2 .6H 2 O

Word Origin for carnallite

C19: named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804–74), German mining engineer; see -ite 1

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