des·​cloi·​zite | \ dāˈklȯiˌzīt, də̇ˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of descloizite

: a mineral (ZnCu)Pb(VO4)(OH) consisting of a basic vanadate chiefly of lead and zinc and varying in color from cherry red to brown and black (hardness 3.5, specific gravity 5.9–6.2)

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History and Etymology for descloizite

French descloizite, from A.L.O.L. Des Cloizeaux †1897 French mineralogist + French -ite

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“Descloizite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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