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langbeinite

[ lang-bahy-nahyt, lahng- ]
/ ˈlæŋ baɪˌnaɪt, ˈlɑŋ- /
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noun
a mineral, K2Mg2(SO4)3, occurring in marine salt deposits, used as a fertilizer because of its potassium content.
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Origin of langbeinite

<German Langbeinit (1891), after A. Langbein, 19th-century German chemist; see -ite1

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