aurichalcite

noun au·ri·chal·cite \ ˌȯrəˈkalˌsīt \

Definition of aurichalcite

plural -s
:a mineral (Zn, Cu)5(OH)6(CO3)2 consisting of a basic copper zinc carbonate found in pale green or pale blue crystalline incrustations

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Origin and Etymology of aurichalcite

German aurichalzit, from Latin aurichalcum yellow copper ore (alteration—influenced by aurum gold—of orichalcum) + German -it -ite


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