veszelyite

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

Definition of veszelyite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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