plural -s
: a mineral (Mn,Mg)4Al(AsO4)(OH)8 consisting of a brownish red aluminum manganese arsenate in rhombohedral crystals (specific gravity 3.3–3.4)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary hemat- + -lite; from its color; originally formed as Swedish or German aimatolit

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“Hematolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematolite. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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