noun dol·er·oph·a·nite \ˌdäləˈräfəˌnīt\
variants: less commonly


\ˈdälərəˌfān, dəˈler-\

Definition of dolerophanite



  1. :  a basic copper sulfate Cu2(SO4)O of volcanic origin occurring in brown monoclinic crystals

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Origin and Etymology of dolerophanite

dolerophanite from dolerophane + -ite; dolerophane from Italian dolerofano, from Greek doleros deceitful + Italian -fano (from Greek phainesthai to appear)

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