glaucodot

noun
glau·​co·​dot | \ ˈglȯkəˌdät \
variants: or less commonly glaucodote \ -​dōt \
plural -s

Definition of glaucodot

: a mineral (Co,Fe)AsS consisting of a grayish white metallic-looking cobalt iron sulfarsenide occurring in orthorhombic crystals or massive (hardness 5, specific gravity 5.9–6.0)

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History and Etymology for glaucodot

German glaukodot, from glauk- glauc- + -dot (from Greek dotēr giver, from didonai to give)

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“Glaucodot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaucodot. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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