plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Dietrichite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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