goethite

noun goe·thite \ ˈgər-ˌtīt , ˈgə- \

Definition of goethite

:a common brown mineral that consists of an iron hydrogen oxide and is the commonest constituent of many forms of natural rust

Origin and Etymology of goethite

German Göthit, from J. W. von Goethe


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