ankerite

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noun an·ker·ite \ˈaŋ-kə-ˌrīt\

Definition of ankerite

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

Origin and Etymology of ankerite

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


First Known Use: 1825


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