Definition of melanterite
: native copperas FeSo4.7H2O that is isomorphous with kirovite and pisanite
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Origin and Etymology of melanterite
German melanterit, from French mélantérie melanterite (from New Latin melanteria, from Greek melantēria pigment used for blacking shoes, from melan- + tērein to watch, preserve, keep + -ia -y) + German -it -ite
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