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)