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A white or greenish mineral, (Li,Na)Al(PO4)(F,OH), that is an important source of lithium.

[German Amblygonit, from Greek amblugōnios, obtuse-angled : amblus, blunt; see mel- in Indo-European roots + gōniā, angle; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]


(Minerals) a white or greyish mineral consisting of lithium aluminium fluorophosphate in triclinic crystalline form. It is a source of lithium. Formula: (Li,Na)Al(PO4)(F,OH)
[C16: from Greek amblugōnios, from amblus blunt + gōnia angle; referring to the obtuse angles in its crystals]


(æmˈblɪg əˌnaɪt)

a mineral, a lithium aluminum fluorophosphate, Li(AlF)PO4, an ore of lithium.
[1840–50; < Greek amblygṓn(ios) obtuse-angled]
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Noun1.amblygonite - a white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate; a source of lithium
atomic number 3, Li, lithium - a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition