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rhodochrosite

rhodochrosite

noun rho·do·chro·site \ˌrō-də-ˈkrō-ˌsīt\

Definition of RHODOCHROSITE

:  a rose-red mineral consisting essentially of manganese carbonate

Origin of RHODOCHROSITE

German Rhodocrosit, from Greek rhodochrōs rose-colored, from rhod- + chrōs color — more at chromatic
First Known Use: 1836

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