One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A phosphate mineral containing rare earth elements, typically occurring as small white prisms or as botryoidal masses or encrustations.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. Recorded earlier as French rhabdophane: so called in reference to the characteristic absorption bands in the spectrum by which the mineral was identified.
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