conichalcite

noun

con·​i·​chal·​cite
ˌkänəˈkalˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral CaCu(AsO4)(OH) consisting of basic copper calcium arsenate occurring in green masses

Word History

Etymology

German konichalzit, from Greek konia plaster, ash, dust + chalkos copper + German -it -ite; akin to Greek konis dust

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“Conichalcite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conichalcite. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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