from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hydrous phosphate of aluminium and iron, with a little manganese, occurring in small brown implanted crystals at Tavistock in Devonshire, and at a few other localities. Eosphorite (which see) is a related mineral.
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- noun mineralogy A rare
hydrated phosphate mineralwith the chemical formula (Fe,Mn)AlPO4(OH)2•H2O, brown or yellow in colour with a vitreous lustre.
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John George Children (1777-1852), its discoverer, + -ite.
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