Wavellite meaning

wāvə-līt
A colorless to greenish yellow or black mineral, Al3 (PO4 )2(OH)3 · 5H2 O, having finely acicular, radiating crystals and sometimes mined for the extraction of phosphorous.
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A rare, semihard, orthorhombic mineral, hydrous aluminum phosphate, Al3(PO4)2(OH)35H2O, characterized by a radiating, globular structure.
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(mineralogy) A hydrated aluminium phosphate, Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3·5H2O, sometimed mined as a source of phosphorus.
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Origin of wavellite

  • After William Wavell (died 1829), British physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Wavell +‎ -ite, after W. Wavell, British physician.

    From Wiktionary