beryllonite

beryllonite

[buh-ril-uh-nahyt]
noun
a mineral, sodium beryllium phosphate, NaBePO 4 , occurring in colorless or light-yellow crystals, sometimes used as a gemstone.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek bērýll(i)on (bḗryll(os) beryl + -ion diminutive suffix) + -ite1

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