pyrosmalite

noun
py·​ros·​ma·​lite | \ pīˈräzməˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of pyrosmalite

: a mineral (Mn,Fe)4Si3O7(OH,Cl)6 consisting of a pale-brown, gray, or grayish green chiefly basic iron manganese silicate

History and Etymology for pyrosmalite

German pyrosmalit, from pyr- + osma- (from Greek osmē odor) + -lit -lite; from the odor it gives off before the blowpipe

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“Pyrosmalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrosmalite. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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