noun zirk·ler·ite \ˈzərkləˌrīt\

Definition of zirklerite



  1. :  a mineral (Fe,Mg,Ca)9Al4Cl18(OH)12.14H2O consisting of a basic hydrous chloride of iron, magnesium, calcium, and aluminum

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Origin and Etymology of zirklerite

German zirklerit, from Zirkler, 20th century German director of mines + German -it -ite

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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