ecdemite

noun
ec·​de·​mite
variants: or ekdemite \ ekˈdēˌmīt , ˈekdəˌm-​ \
plural -s

Definition of ecdemite

: a yellow or green lead arsenate and chloride of uncertain composition occurring in crystals, masses, and crusts

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History and Etymology for ecdemite

Swedish ekdemit, from Greek ekdēmos being away from home (from ek + dēmos deme, populace) + Swedish -it -ite

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“Ecdemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecdemite. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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