a rare, semihard, orthorhombic mineral, hydrous aluminum phosphate, Al(PO)(OH)5HO, characterized by a radiating, globular structure
Origin of wavelliteafter W. Wavell (?-1829), Eng physician who discovered it
A colorless to greenish yellow or black mineral, Al3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O, having finely acicular, radiating crystals and sometimes mined for the extraction of phosphorous.
Origin of wavelliteAfter William Wavell (died 1829), British physician
(countable and uncountable, plural wavellites)