noun hol·den·ite \ˈhōldəˌnīt\

Definition of holdenite



  1. :  a mineral (Mn,Ca)4(Zn,Mg,Fe)2(AsO4)(OH)5O2 consisting of a basic manganese zinc arsenate with minor calcium, magnesium, and iron and occurring as red orthorhombic crystals at Franklin, New Jersey

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Origin and Etymology of holdenite

Albert F. Holden †1913 American mining engineer + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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