Dietrichite

noun Die·trich·ite \ˈdē‧triˌkīt\

Definition of Dietrichite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral (Zn,Fe,Mn)Al2(SO4)4.22H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of aluminum and one or more of the metals zinc, iron, and manganese

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Origin and Etymology of dietrichite

German dietrichit, from Dr. Dietrich 19th century Austrian scientist who analyzed it + German -it -ite


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