noun forbes·ite \ˈfȯrbˌzīt\

Definition of forbesite



  1. :  a mineral H(Ni,Co)AsO4·312H2O consisting of a grayish white hydrous fibrocrystalline nickel cobalt arsenate

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Origin and Etymology of forbesite

David Forbes †1876 British geologist + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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