ankerite

noun
an·​ker·​ite | \ ˈaŋ-kə-ˌrīt How to pronounce ankerite (audio) \

Definition of ankerite

: a yellowish to brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of calcium and iron

First Known Use of ankerite

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ankerite

German Ankerit, from M. J. Anker †1843 Austrian mineralogist

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“Ankerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankerite. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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