noun tar·a·pa·ca·ite \ˌtarəpəˈkäˌīt\

Definition of tarapacaite



  1. :  a mineral consisting of a native potassium chromate and occurring in Chilean nitrate deposits

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Origin and Etymology of tarapacaite

Spanish tarapacaita, from Tarapacá, province in northern Chile, its locality + Spanish -ita -ite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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