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goethite

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noun goe·thite \ˈgə(r)-ˌtīt\

Definition of goethite

  1. :  a common brown mineral that consists of an iron hydrogen oxide and is the commonest constituent of many forms of natural rust



Origin and Etymology of goethite

German Göthit, from J. W. von Goethe


First Known Use: circa 1823


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