ca·​cox·​e·​nite | \ kəˈkäksəˌnīt, ka- \
variants: or less commonly cacoxene \ kəˈkäkˌsēn , ka-​ \
plural -s

Definition of cacoxenite

: a mineral Fe4(PO4)3(OH)3.12H2O consisting of a hydrous iron phosphate occurring in yellow or brownish radiated tufts

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First Known Use of cacoxenite

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacoxenite

German kakoxen cacoxenite (from kak- cac- + -xen -xene) + English -ite

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“Cacoxenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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