plural -s
: a mineral Mn(OH)2 that is a natural manganous hydroxide

Word History


Swedish pyrochroit, from pyr- + Greek chrōs color + Swedish -it -ite; from the fact that it becomes colored when heated

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“Pyrochroite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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