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Meaning of whewellite

whew•ell•ite

Pronunciation: (hy'u-līt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a white or colorless mineral of organic origin, calcium oxalate monohydrate, Ca(CO)&multiplydot;HO, one of the main crystalline components of kidney stones and urinary precipitates; also found in coal deposits.
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