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International Scientific Vocabulary alurg- (from Greek halourgēs genuine purple dye, literally, wrought in or by the sea, from hals salt, sea + -ourgēs, from ergon work) + -ite; originally formed as German alurgit
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“Alurgite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alurgite. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.
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