roscher·​ite | \ ˈräshəˌrīt, ˈrōsh- \
plural -s

Definition of roscherite

: 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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First Known Use of roscherite

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roscherite

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

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“Roscherite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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