Japanese imogo (“brownish-yellow soil derived from volcanic ash”) + -lite.
imogolite (countable and uncountable, plural imogolites)
- (mineralogy) An aluminium silicate clay mineral found in soils formed from volcanic ash.
- “Imogolite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- imogolite mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016