phoenicochroite

noun
phoe·​ni·​coch·​ro·​ite
variants: or phenicochroite \ ˌfēnəˈkäkrəˌwīt \
plural -s

Definition of phoenicochroite

: a mineral Pb3(CrO4)2O(?) consisting of a basic lead chromate in red crystals and masses

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History and Etymology for phoenicochroite

German phönikochroit, from Greek phoinik-, phoinix purple, crimson + -chroia + German -it -ite

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“Phoenicochroite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phoenicochroite. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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