roscherite

noun roscher·ite \ˈräshəˌrīt, ˈrōsh-\

Definition of roscherite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Ca,Mn,Fe)2Al(PO4)2(OH).2H2O consisting of a hydrous basic phosphate of aluminum, manganese, calcium, and iron and occurring in dark brown monoclinic crystals

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Origin and Etymology of roscherite

German roscherit, from Walter Roscher, 20th century German mineral collector) + German -it -ite


First Known Use: 1915


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