terlinguaite

noun ter·lin·gua·ite \(ˌ)tərˈliŋgwəˌīt\

Definition of terlinguaite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Hg2ClO consisting of a mercuric oxychloride and occurring in yellow monoclinic crystals (hardness 2–3, specific gravity 8.7)

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Origin and Etymology of terlinguaite

Terlingua, Brewster county, Texas + English -ite


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