sarkinite

noun sar·ki·nite \ˈsärkəˌnīt\

Definition of sarkinite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sarkinite

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


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