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mirabilite

[ mi-rab-uh-lahyt ]
/ mɪˈræb əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, Na2SO4⋅10H2O.
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Origin of mirabilite

1850–55; <Latin (sal) mīrābil(is) wonderful (salt) + -ite1
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