Meaning of childrenite in English:

childrenite

Pronunciation /ˈtʃɪldrɪnʌɪt/

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noun

Mineralogy
  • A phosphate mineral typically found as pale or yellowish brown prismatic crystals.

    Childrenite is a hydrated basic phosphate of manganese, iron, and aluminium, (Mn, Fe)Al(PO₄)(OH)₂·H₂O. Crystal system: orthorhombic.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of John George Children, English chemist and mineralogist, keeper of minerals at the British Museum of Natural History + -ite.