Meaning of åkermanite in English:

åkermanite

noun

(also akermanite)
Mineralogy
  • A mineral of the melilite group, occurring typically as blocky prisms in siliceous limestone and dolomite rocks and in blast-furnace slags.

    Åkermanite is an aluminosilicate of calcium and magnesium, Ca₂MgSi₂O₇. Crystal system: tetragonal.

Pronunciation

åkermanite

/ˈɔːkəmənʌɪt/ /ˈakəmənʌɪt/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From the name of Richard Åkerman, Swedish metallurgist + -ite, after German Åkermanit.