noun chlo·rox·i·phite \klōˈräksəˌfīt\

Definition of chloroxiphite



  1. :  a mineral Pb3CuO2(OH)2Cl2(?) consisting of a basic chloride of lead and copper found in the Mendip hills of England

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Origin and Etymology of chloroxiphite

chlor- + Greek xiphos sword + English -ite; from the bladed crystals

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