hisingerite

noun his·ing·er·ite \ˈhisiŋəˌrīt, ˈhizi-\

Definition of hisingerite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral perhaps Fe2Si2O5(OH)4.2H2O consisting of a black amorphous iron ore that is a hydrous ferric silicate

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Origin and Etymology of hisingerite

German hisingerit, from Wilhelm Hisinger †1852 Swedish geologist + German -it -ite


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