roess·​ler·​ite | \ ˈresləˌrīt, ˈrə(r)s- \
plural -s

Definition of roesslerite

: a mineral MgH(AsO4)·7H2O consisting of a hydrous acid arsenate of magnesium

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First Known Use of roesslerite

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roesslerite

German rösslerit, from Karl Rössler, 19th century resident of Hanau, Germany + German -it -ite

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“Roesslerite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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