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whewellite

[hyoo-uh-lahyt] /ˈhyu əˌlaɪt/
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.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; named after William Whewell (1794-1866), English philosopher; see -ite1
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