aphrosiderite

noun aph·ro·sid·er·ite \ˌafrōˈsidəˌrīt\

Definition of aphrosiderite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of the chlorite group

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Origin and Etymology of aphrosiderite

German aphrosiderit, from aphr- + siderit siderite


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