hydromagnesite

noun
hy·​dro·​magnesite

Definition of hydromagnesite

: a mineral Mg4(OH)2(CO3)3.3H2O consisting of a basic magnesium carbonate occurring in the form of small white crystals or chalky crusts

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History and Etymology for hydromagnesite

German hydromagnesit, from hydr- + magnesit magnesite, from French magnésite

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“Hydromagnesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydromagnesite. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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