scorodite

noun
scor·​o·​dite | \ ˈskȯrəˌdīt, ˈskär- \
plural -s

Definition of scorodite

: a leek green or brownish mineral FeAsO4.2H2O that is a hydrous ferric arsenate and that is isomorphous with mansfieldite and isostructural and probably isomorphous with variscite and strengite (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.1–3.3)

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History and Etymology for scorodite

German skorodit, from Greek skorodon, skordon garlic + German -it -ite; from its odor when heated

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“Scorodite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorodite. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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