plural -s
: a mineral MnO consisting of manganous oxide occurring in small emerald green octahedrons that turn black on exposure (hardness 5–6, specific gravity 5.18)

Word History


German manganosit, from mangan- + connective -s- + -it -ite

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“Manganosite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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