pharmacolite

noun

phar·​mac·​o·​lite
färˈmakəˌlīt,
fȧˈm-;
plural -s
: a monoclinic mineral CaH(AsO4).2H2O that is a hydrous acid calcium arsenate occurring in silky fibers of a white or grayish color (hardness 2–2.5, specific gravity 2.64–2.73)

Word History

Etymology

German pharmakolith, from pharmako- pharmaco- + lith -lite

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“Pharmacolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacolite. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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