stainierite

noun
stai·​nier·​ite | \ ˈstīnēəˌrīt, stīˈniˌr- \
plural -s

Definition of stainierite

: a rare mineral CoO(OH) consisting of cobalt oxide-hydroxide and occurring in black mammillary masses

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History and Etymology for stainierite

Dutch stainieriet, from Xavier Stainier, 20th century Belgian geologist + Dutch -iet -ite

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“Stainierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stainierite. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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