troostite

1 of 2

noun (1)

troost·​ite
ˈtrüˌstīt
plural -s
: a variety of willemite occurring in large reddish crystals in which the zinc is partly replaced by manganese

troostite

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: slightly tempered martensite that etches dark and cannot be resolved by the optical microscope
troostitic
trüˈstitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Gerard Troost †1850 American geologist + English -ite

Noun (2)

French, from Louis J. Troost †1911 French chemist + French -ite

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“Troostite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/troostite. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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