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rhodochrosite

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

Definition of rhodochrosite

  1. :  a rose-red mineral consisting essentially of manganese carbonate



Origin and Etymology of rhodochrosite

German Rhodocrosit, from Greek rhodochrōs rose-colored, from rhod- + chrōs color — more at chromatic


First Known Use: 1836


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