chlorophoenicite

noun chlo·ro·phoe·ni·cite

Definition of chlorophoenicite

plural -s
:a mineral (Mn,Zn)5AsO4(OH7) consisting of a basic arsenate of manganese and zinc and occurring in monoclinic crystals

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Origin and Etymology of chlorophoenicite

chlor- + phoenic- (from Greek phoinik-, phoinix purple) + -ite; from its colors by daylight and by artificial light


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