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

Word History


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

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“Chlorophoenicite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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