synadelphite

noun syn·a·del·phite \ˌsinəˈdelˌfīt\

Definition of synadelphite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Mn,Mg,Ca,Pb)(AsO4)(OH)5 composed of a basic arsenate of manganese often with other elements (such as magnesium, calcium, lead) and occurring in black prismatic crystals and grains (hardness 4.5, specific gravity 3.5)

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Origin and Etymology of synadelphite

German synadelphit, from Greek synadelphos one that has a brother or sister (from syn- + adelphos brother) + German -it -ite — more at -adelphous


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