lepidocrocite

noun lep·i·do·cro·cite \-ˈkrōˌsīt\

Definition of lepidocrocite

plural

-s

  1. :  a ruby red to reddish brown mineral FeO(OH) consisting of an iron oxide hydroxide that is an important constituent of some iron ores and often occurs with goethite

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Origin and Etymology of lepidocrocite

German lepidokrokit, from lepid- + Greek krokē thread + German -it -ite


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