eglestonite

noun
eg·​le·​ston·​ite | \ ˈegəlztəˌnīt, -lst- \
plural -s

Definition of eglestonite

: a mineral Hg4Cl2O consisting of mercury oxychloride occurring in brownish yellow isometric crystals

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History and Etymology for eglestonite

Thomas Egleston †1900 American mineralogist + English -ite

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“Eglestonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eglestonite. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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