zirklerite

noun

zirk·​ler·​ite
ˈzərkləˌrīt
plural -s
: a mineral (Fe,Mg,Ca)9Al4Cl18(OH)12.14H2O consisting of a basic hydrous chloride of iron, magnesium, calcium, and aluminum

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Zirklerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zirklerite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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