wavellite

[ wey-vuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈweɪ vəˌlaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a hydrous aluminum fluorophosphate occurring as white to yellowish-green or brown aggregates of radiating fibers.

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Origin of wavellite

named in 1805 after W. Wavell (died 1829), English physician, its discoverer; see -ite1

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wavellite
/ (ˈweɪvəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a greyish-white, yellow, or brown mineral consisting of hydrated basic aluminium phosphate in radiating clusters of small orthorhombic crystals. Formula: Al 3 (PO 4) 2 (OH) 3 .5H 2 O

Word Origin for wavellite

C19: named after William Wavell (died 1829), English physician
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