brucite

noun
bruc·​ite | \ -ˌsīt, usually -īt + V \
plural -s

Definition of brucite

: 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)

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History and Etymology for brucite

Archibald Bruce †1818 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Brucite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brucite. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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