buttgenbachite

noun
butt·​gen·​bach·​ite | \ ˈbətgənˌbaˌkīt, ˈbu̇t- \
plural -s

Definition of buttgenbachite

: a mineral composed of a hydrous copper nitrate with chlorine occurring in mattes of light-blue acicular crystals

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History and Etymology for buttgenbachite

French, from Henri J. F. Buttgenbach, born 1874 Belgian mineralogist + French -ite

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“Buttgenbachite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttgenbachite. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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