parahopeite

noun para·hopeite \¦parə+\

Definition of parahopeite

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of parahopeite

1para- + hopeite


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