botryogen

noun
bot·​ry·​o·​gen | \ ˈbä‧trēəˌjen \
plural -s

Definition of botryogen

: a mineral MgFe(SO4)2(OH).7H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of iron and magnesium that is deep red or deep yellow and usually botryoid

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History and Etymology for botryogen

German, from botry- + -gen, from Greek -genēs born

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“Botryogen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botryogen. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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