Definition of mendozite in English:

mendozite

noun

Mineralogy
  • The monoclinic form of hydrated sodium aluminium sulphate, NaAl(SO₄)2·11H₂O, occurring as white translucent crusts and fibrous masses.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Mendoza, the name of a province in western Argentina where the mineral is found + -ite.

Pronunciation

mendozite

/mɛnˈdəʊzʌɪt/