walpurgite

noun wal·pur·gite \wälˈpərˌjīt, wȯl-, -ˌgīt\

Definition of walpurgite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Bi4(UO2)(AsO4)2O4.3H2O(?) consisting of a hydrous bismuth uranium arsenate and oxide occurring in thin yellow crystals

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Origin and Etymology of walpurgite

German walpurgin (from Walpurgis, vein in mine at Schneeberg, central Germany + German -in -ine) + English -ite


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