noun (1)
troost·​ite | \ ˈtrüˌstīt \
plural -s

Definition of troostite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a variety of willemite occurring in large reddish crystals in which the zinc is partly replaced by manganese


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of troostite (Entry 2 of 2)

: slightly tempered martensite that etches dark and cannot be resolved by the optical microscope

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Noun (2)

troostitic \ trüˈstitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for troostite

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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