whewellite

[ hyoo-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈhyu əˌlaɪt /
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noun

a white or colorless mineral of organic origin, calcium oxalate monohydrate, Ca(C2O4)⋅H2O, one of the main crystalline components of kidney stones and urinary precipitates; also found in coal deposits.

Nearby words

  1. whet one's appetite,
  2. whether,
  3. whether or not,
  4. whetstone,
  5. whew,
  6. whey,
  7. wheyey,
  8. wheyface,
  9. wheyish,
  10. whf

Origin of whewellite

1850–55; named after William Whewell (1794–1866), English philosopher; see -ite1

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  • Are you a Whewellite or a Brewsterite, or a t'othermanite, Mrs. Bold?

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