dietzeite

noun

diet·​ze·​ite
ˈdētsəˌīt
plural -s
: a yellow mineral Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4) commonly in fibrous or columnar form (hardness 3–4, specific gravity 3.70)

Word History

Etymology

German dietzeit, from August Dietze †about 1893 German chemist + German -it -ite

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“Dietzeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietzeite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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