wernerite

[ wur-nuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈwɜr nəˌraɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a variety of scapolite.

Nearby words

  1. wergild,
  2. werlhof's disease,
  3. werner,
  4. werner's syndrome,
  5. wernerian,
  6. wernicke's aphasia,
  7. wernicke's area,
  8. wernicke's center,
  9. wernicke's encephalopathy,
  10. wernicke's reaction

Origin of wernerite

1805–15; named after A. G. Werner (1750–1817), German mineralogist; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for wernerite

wernerite

/ (ˈwɜːnəˌraɪt) /

noun

another name for scapolite

Word Origin for wernerite

C19: named after Abraham Gottlieb Werner (1749–1817), German geologist

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