noun hoer·nes·ite \ˈhərnəˌsīt, ˈhȯr-\

Definition of hoernesite



  1. :  a mineral Mg3As2O8.8H2O consisting of hydrous magnesium arsenate occurring as crystals resembling gypsum

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Origin and Etymology of hoernesite

German hörnesit, from Moritz Hoernes †1868 Austrian paleontologist + German -it -ite

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