plural -s
: native copperas FeSo4.7H2O that is isomorphous with kirovite and pisanite

Word History


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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“Melanterite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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