scorodite

noun scor·o·dite \ ˈskȯrəˌdīt , ˈskär- \

Definition of scorodite

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of scorodite

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


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