usually -īt + V
plural -s
: a mineral Mg(OH)2 consisting of native magnesium hydroxide occurring in thin pearly folia and in fibrous form (hardness 2.5, specific gravity 2.38–2.40)

Word History


Archibald Bruce †1818 American mineralogist + English -ite

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

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