noun au·ri·chal·cite \ˌȯrəˈkalˌsīt\

Definition of aurichalcite



  1. :  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 — more at orichalc

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to cast off or become cast off

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