pinnoite

noun pin·no·ite \ ˈpinəˌwīt \

Definition of pinnoite

plural -s
: a hydrous magnesium borate Mg(BO2)2.3H2O usually occurring in yellow nodular masses with a radiating fibrous structure (hardness 3–4, specific gravity 2.3)

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Origin and Etymology of pinnoite

German pinnoit, from Pinno, 19th century German mining official + German -it -ite


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