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

Word History


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

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“Aurichalcite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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