[ hyoo-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈhyu əˌlaɪt /
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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Are you a Whewellite or a Brewsterite, or a t'othermanite, Mrs. Bold?Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope