spencerite

noun spen·cer·ite \-rīt\

Definition of spencerite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2.3H2O consisting of a hydrous basic zinc phosphate occurring in pearly white scaly masses and small monoclinic crystals (hardness 2.7, specific gravity 3.1)

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Origin and Etymology of spencerite

Leonard J. Spencer †1959 English mineralogist + English -ite


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