dufrenite

noun
du·​fre·​nite | \ d(y)üˈfrāˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of dufrenite

: a blackish green mineral Fe5(PO4)3(OH)5.2H2O consisting of hydrous iron phosphate commonly massive or in nodules

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History and Etymology for dufrenite

French dufrénite, from O.P.A. Petit-Dufrénoy †1857 French mineralogist + French -ite

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“Dufrenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dufrenite. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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