phosphoferrite

noun phos·pho·ferrite \ˌfäsfō+\

Definition of phosphoferrite

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of phosphoferrite

phosph- + ferrous + -ite


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