glaucocerinite

noun

glau·​co·​cer·​i·​nite
ˌglȯ(ˌ)kōˈserəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral perhaps Zn3Cu7Al8(SO4)2(OH)60.4H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sulfate of copper, zinc, and aluminum

Word History

Etymology

German glaucokerinit, from glauc- + Greek kērinos made of wax (from kēros wax) + German -it -ite

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“Glaucocerinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaucocerinite. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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