dolerophanite

noun
dol·​er·​oph·​a·​nite | \ ˌdäləˈräfəˌnīt \
variants: or less commonly dolerophane \ ˈdälərəˌfān , dəˈler-​ \
plural -s

Definition of dolerophanite

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

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History and Etymology for dolerophanite

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

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“Dolerophanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolerophanite. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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