plural -s
: a mineral MgMn4(AsO4)2(OH)4·4H2O(?) consisting of a hydrous basic manganese magnesium arsenate occurring in reddish brown rounded aggregates (hardness 3, specific gravity 3.2)

Word History


Greek akrochordōn wart + English -ite

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of akrochordite was in 1922

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“Akrochordite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akrochordite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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