vivianite

[viv-ee-uh-nahyt]

noun

a secondary mineral, hydrous ferrous phosphate, Fe3(PO4)2⋅8H2O, occurring in the form of pale blue crystals or powder.

Nearby words

  1. vives,
  2. vivi-,
  3. vivian,
  4. viviani,
  5. viviani, rené,
  6. vivid,
  7. vividly,
  8. vivien,
  9. vivification,
  10. vivify

Origin of vivianite

1815–25; named after J. G. Vivian, 19th-century English mineralogist, who found it; see -ite1

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