parahopeite

noun
para·​hopeite | \ ¦parə+ \

Definition of parahopeite

: a mineral Zn3(PO4)2.4H2O consisting of a hydrous zinc phosphate, being dimorphous with hopeite, and occurring in colorless tabular triclinic crystals (hardness 3.7, specific gravity 3.3)

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para- entry 1 + hopeite

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“Parahopeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parahopeite. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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