veszelyite

noun
ve·​szel·​yite | \ ˈvesəlˌyīt, ˈvesēˌīt; və̇ˈs|ālēˌīt, ˈz|, |el- \
plural -s

Definition of veszelyite

: a mineral (Cu,Zn)3PO4(OH)3.2H2O that is a hydrous basic copper zinc phosphate occurring mostly in greenish blue incrustations (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.5)

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History and Etymology for veszelyite

German veszelyit, from A. Veszely, 19th century Hungarian mining engineer + German -it -ite

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“Veszelyite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veszelyite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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