hemimorphite

noun
hemi·​mor·​phite
plural -s

Definition of hemimorphite

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

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History and Etymology for hemimorphite

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

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“Hemimorphite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemimorphite. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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