wavellite definition by Webster's New World
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a rare, semihard, orthorhombic mineral, hydrous aluminum phosphate, Al(PO)(OH)·5HO, characterized by a radiating, globular structure
Origin: after W. Wavell (?-1829), Eng physician who discovered it
wavellite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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: After W. Wavell (died 1829), British physician.