cyanochroite

noun

cy·​a·​noch·​ro·​ite
ˌsīəˈnäkrəˌwīt
plural -s
: a mineral K2Cu(SO4)2.6H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of potassium and copper found rarely at Vesuvius

Word History

Etymology

modification of Italian cianocrome (from ciano- cyan- + -crome, from Greek chrōma color) + English -ite

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“Cyanochroite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanochroite. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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