tincalconite

noun

tin·​cal·​co·​nite
tinˈkalkəˌnīt,
tiŋˈk-
plural -s
: a mineral Na2B4O7.5H2O consisting of sodium borate pentahydrate that is one of the principal ore minerals of borax and boron compounds compare kernite

Word History

Etymology

tincal + Greek konia ashes, dust + English -ite

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“Tincalconite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tincalconite. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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