diadochite

noun

di·​ad·​o·​chite
dīˈadəˌkīt
plural -s
: a mineral Fe2(PO4)(SO4)(OH).5H2O consisting of a basic hydrous ferric phosphate and sulfate that is brown or yellowish in color

Word History

Etymology

German diadochit, from Greek diadochos succeeding, relieving (from diadechesthai to succeed, relieve, from dia- + dechesthai to take, receive) + German -it -ite; akin to Latin decēre to be fitting, proper

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“Diadochite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diadochite. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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