eosphorite

noun eos·pho·rite \ēˈäsfəˌrīt\

Definition of eosphorite

plural

-s

  1. :  a hydrous aluminum manganese phosphate (Mn,Fe)Al(PO4)(OH)2.H2O occurring in prismatic crystals or massive that is generally rose-pink in color

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Origin and Etymology of eosphorite

Greek heōsphoros bringer of dawn, morning star (from heōs, ēōs dawn) + English -ite; from its pink color — more at east


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