chloroxiphite

noun
chlo·​rox·​i·​phite | \ klōˈräksəˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of chloroxiphite

: 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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History and Etymology for chloroxiphite

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

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“Chloroxiphite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloroxiphite. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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