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thortveitite

[ tawrt-vahy-tahyt, thawrt- ]
/ tɔrtˈvaɪ taɪt, θɔrt- /
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noun
a scandium yttrium silicate mineral occurring in grayish-green orthorhombic crystals.
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Origin of thortveitite

1910–15; <German Thortveitit, named after Olaus Thortveit, 20th-century Norwegian mineralogist; see -ite1
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