noun des·cloi·zite \dāˈklȯiˌzīt, də̇ˈ-\

Definition of descloizite



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of descloizite

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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