sar·​ki·​nite | \ ˈsärkəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of sarkinite

: a mineral Mn2(AsO4)(OH) consisting of a hydrous manganese arsenate occurring in flesh red greasy monoclinic crystals (hardness 4–5, specific gravity 4.2)

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History and Etymology for sarkinite

Swedish sarkinit, from sarkin- (from Greek sarkinos fleshlike, from sark-, sarx flesh) + -it -ite

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

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