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amblygonite

[am-blig-uh-nahyt] /æmˈblɪg əˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, a lithium aluminum fluorophosphate, Li(AlF)PO 4 : an ore of lithium.
Origin of amblygonite
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek amblygṓn(ios) (amblý(s) blunt, obtuse + gōní(a) angle + -os adj. suffix) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for amblygonite

amblygonite

/æmˈblɪɡəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a white or greyish mineral consisting of lithium aluminium fluorophosphate in triclinic crystalline form. It is a source of lithium. Formula: (Li,Na)Al(PO4)(F,OH)
Word Origin
C16: from Greek amblugōnios, from amblus blunt + gōnia angle; referring to the obtuse angles in its crystals
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