sarcopside

noun

sar·​cop·​side
särˈkäpsə̇d
plural -s
: a mineral (Fe,Mn,Ca)7(PO4)4F2(?) consisting of a fluoride and phosphate of calcium, manganese, and iron

Word History

Etymology

German sarkopsid, from sark- sarc- + Greek ōps face, eye + German -id -ide; from the fleshlike color it exhibits

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“Sarcopside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcopside. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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