whewellite

[ hyoo-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈhyu əˌlaɪt /

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.

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Origin of whewellite

1850–55; named after William Whewell (1794–1866), English philosopher; see -ite1
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Example sentences from the Web for whewellite

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

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