hydrozincite

noun

hy·​dro·​zinc·​ite
ˌhīdrōˈziŋˌkīt
: a mineral Zn5(OH)6(CO3)2 consisting of a basic zinc carbonate occurring as white, grayish, or yellowish masses or crusts (specific gravity 3.58–3.8)

Word History

Etymology

German hydrozinkit, from hydr- + zink zinc + -it -ite

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“Hydrozincite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrozincite. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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