lepidocrocite

noun
lep·​i·​do·​cro·​cite | \ -ˈkrōˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of lepidocrocite

: 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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History and Etymology for lepidocrocite

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

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“Lepidocrocite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidocrocite. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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