symplesite

noun sym·ple·site \ˈsimpləˌsīt\

Definition of symplesite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Fe2(AsO4)3.8H2O consisting of a hydrous iron arsenate and occurring in small blue to bluish-green monoclinic crystals and in radiated aggregates (hardness 2.5, specific gravity 3)

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Origin and Etymology of symplesite

German symplesit, from Greek syn- + plēsiazein to bring near, come near, associate with (from plēsios near) + German -it -ite; from its being found in association with other minerals — more at plesi-


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