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[′chil·drə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
(Fe,Mn)AlPO4(OH)2·H2O A pale-yellowish to dark-brown orthorhombic mineral consisting of a hydrous basic iron aluminum phosphate occurring as translucent crystals; it is isomorphous with eosphorite; hardness is 4.5-5 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 3.18-3.24.
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