chalcomenite

noun

chal·​co·​me·​nite
ˌkalkəˈmēˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral CuSeO3.2H2O consisting of copper selenite and occurring in blue crystals

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Chalcomenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalcomenite. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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