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thortveitite

[tawrt-vahy-tahyt, thawrt-] /tɔrtˈvaɪ taɪt, θɔrt-/
noun
1.
a scandium yttrium silicate mineral occurring in grayish-green orthorhombic crystals.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < German Thortveitit, named after Olaus Thortveit, 20th-century Norwegian mineralogist; see -ite1
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