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whewellite

[ hyoo-uh-lahyt ]

noun

  1. a white or colorless mineral of organic origin, calcium oxalate monohydrate, Ca(C 2 O 4 )⋅H 2 O, one of the main crystalline components of kidney stones and urinary precipitates; also found in coal deposits.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of whewellite1

1850–55; named after William Whewell (1794–1866), English philosopher; -ite 1

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Example Sentences

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

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