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


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

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“Sarkinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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