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)

Word History


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

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“Scorodite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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