noun hemi·mor·phite

Definition of hemimorphite



  1. 1 :  a mineral Zn4Si2O7OH.H2O consisting of a basic zinc silicate in usually white or colorless transparent orthorhombic crystals

  2. 2 :  smithsonite

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Origin and Etymology of hemimorphite

International Scientific Vocabulary hemimorphic + -ite; originally formed as German hemimorphit

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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