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wavellite

[wey-vuh-lahyt] /ˈweɪ vəˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a hydrous aluminum fluorophosphate occurring as white to yellowish-green or brown aggregates of radiating fibers.
Origin of wavellite
named in 1805 after W. Wavell (died 1829), English physician, its discoverer; see -ite1
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wavellite

/ˈweɪvəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a greyish-white, yellow, or brown mineral consisting of hydrated basic aluminium phosphate in radiating clusters of small orthorhombic crystals. Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH)3.5H2O
Word Origin
C19: named after William Wavell (died 1829), English physician
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