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ID: 300393147
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300393147

 

Record Type: concept
whewellite (calcium oxalate, mineral, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: A white to colorless mineral composed of calcium oxalate monohydrate. Whewellite is formed on the surface of marble and limestone due to the presence of microorganisms, such as lichen. It also occurs in geodes, or septarian nodules; associated with coal measures and surrounding rocks with organic material, and in some uranium deposits. As microscopic crystals in living plant cells and as calculi or as a sediment in the human urinary tract. Named for William Whewell an English naturalist, scientist, and inventor of the system of crystallographic indexing.
 
Terms:
whewellite (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of inorganic material
................ inorganic material (G)
Hierarchy of mineral
.................... mineral (G)
Hierarchy of calcium oxalate
........................ calcium oxalate (G)
Hierarchy of whewellite
............................ whewellite (G)

Sources and Contributors:
whewellite............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
.......................  Mindat.org Mineral Database (2001-) accessed 9 October 2012
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [GCI, VP]
.......... AATA database (2002-) accessed 9 October 2012
.......... MFA Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online: CAMEO (2005-)
.......... Mindat.org Mineral Database (2001-) accessed 9 October 2012

 

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