Struvite Struv"ite, n. [After the Russian minister Von Struve.] (Min.) A crystalline mineral found in guano. It is a hydrous phosphate of magnesia and ammonia. [1913 Webster]

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  • Struvite — Chembox new ImageFile=Struvite crystals dog with scale 1.jpg ImageSize=200px ImageName=Struvite crystals IUPACName=ammonium; magnesium; phosphate; hexahydrate OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo= PubChem=6335612… …   Wikipedia

  • struvite — The hexahydrate of magnesium ammonium phosphate; found in some renal calculi. Cf.:bobierrite, newberyite. [H.C.G. von Struve, Russian diplomat + ite] * * * stru·vite strü .vīt n a hydrated magnesium containing mineral Mg(NH4)(PO4)·6H2O which is… …   Medical dictionary

  • struvite — crystals of calcium or magnesium ammonium phosphate found in canned and chilled or frozen smoked fish. Resembles pieces of broken glass but is harmless. Linked to the presence of magnesium chloride in unrefined salt used for making brine and to… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • struvite — (stru vi t ) s. f. Substance minérale riche en phosphate ammoniaco magnésien, recherchée par les agronomes pour amender les terres …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • struvite — stru·vite …   English syllables

  • struvite — ˈstrüˌvīt noun ( s) Etymology: Swedish struveit, from H. C. G. von Struve died 1851 Russ. diplomat + Swedish it ite : a mineral Mg(NH4)(PO4).6H2O consisting of a hydrous ammonium magnesium phosphate and occurring in white orthorhombic hemimorphic …   Useful english dictionary

  • struvite calculus — a urinary calculus composed of struvite, seen when the renal pelvis is infected with urea splitting bacteria such as Proteus. Called also infection stone …   Medical dictionary

  • ammonium magnesium phosphate — struvite …   Medical dictionary

  • magnesium ammonium phosphate — struvite …   Medical dictionary

  • triple phosphate calculus — struvite c …   Medical dictionary

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