diadochite

noun di·ad·o·chite \dīˈadəˌkīt\

Definition of diadochite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Fe2(PO4)(SO4)(OH).5H2O consisting of a basic hydrous ferric phosphate and sulfate that is brown or yellowish in color

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Origin and Etymology of diadochite

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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