brushite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Brush +‎ -ite after American mineralogist George Jarvis Brush (1831-1912).

Noun[edit]

brushite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral formed by the interaction of guano with calcite and clay at a low pH, believed to be a precursor of apatite.

Further reading[edit]

  • Brushite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • brushite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016