tagilite

noun

tag·​i·​lite
ˈtagəˌlīt,
təˈgiˌl-
plural -s
: a mineral Cu2(PO4)(OH).H2O consisting of a hydrous basic copper phosphate and occurring in bright green reniform masses (hardness 3–4, specific gravity 4.1)

Word History

Etymology

German tagilith, from (Nizhni) Tagil, Sverdlovsk region, U.S.S.R., its locality + German -lith -lite

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“Tagilite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagilite. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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