kermesite

noun ker·mes·ite \ˈkərmēˌzīt, -mə̇ˌsīt; kərˈmeˌsīt\

Definition of kermesite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Sb2S2O consisting of antimony oxysulfide occurring usually as tufts of cherry-red capillary crystals and resulting from the alteration of stibnite

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Origin and Etymology of kermesite

French kermésite, from kermès + -ite


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