chalcomenite

noun chal·co·me·nite \ˌkalkəˈmēˌnīt\

Definition of chalcomenite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral CuSeO3.2H2O consisting of copper selenite and occurring in blue crystals

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Origin and Etymology of chalcomenite

French chalcoménite, from chalc- + Greek mēnē moon + French -ite; from its being a compound of selenium, which is named for the moon — more at moon


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