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wernerite

[wur-nuh-rahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
  1. a variety of scapolite.
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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

noun
  1. another name for scapolite
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Word Origin

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