: a mineral (Fe,Mn)3(PO4)2.3H2O consisting of a manganese ferrous hydrous phosphate and occurring in white or greenish crystalline masses (hardness 4–5, specific gravity 3.2)

Word History


phosph- + ferrous + -ite

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“Phosphoferrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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