sarkinite

noun

sar·​ki·​nite
ˈsärkəˌnīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Sarkinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarkinite. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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