euchroite

noun

eu·​chro·​ite
ˈyükrōˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral Cu2(AsO4)(OH).3H2O consisting of a basic copper arsenate in emerald-green orthorhombic crystals (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.39)

Word History

Etymology

German euchroit, from Greek euchroos well-colored (from eu- + -chroos -chroous) + German -it -ite

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“Euchroite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euchroite. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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