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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Origin and Etymology of veszelyite
German veszelyit, from A. Veszely, 19th century Hungarian mining engineer + German -it -ite
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