bieberite

noun

bie·​ber·​ite
ˈbē-bə-ˌrīt
plural -s
: a mineral CoSO4.7H2O consisting of hydrous cobalt sulfate occurring especially in pale red crusts and stalactites

Word History

Etymology

German Bieberit, from Bieber, town in Hesse, Germany + German -it -ite

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“Bieberite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bieberite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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