volborthite

noun

vol·​borth·​ite
ˈvälˌbȯrˌthīt
plural -s
: a mineral Cu3(VO4)2.3H2O consisting of a hydrous vanadate of copper and occurring in small green or yellow 6-sided tabular crystals or in globular forms

Word History

Etymology

French volborthite, from Alexander von Volborth †1876 Russian paleontologist + French -ite

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“Volborthite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volborthite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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