a light-colored mineral, ZnSiO(OH)HO, that is an ore of zinc; hydrous zinc silicate
Origin of hemimorphiteGerman hemimorphit from hemimorph, hemimorphic ( from hemi-, hemi- + -morph, -morph) + -it, -ite
A usually white or colorless mineral, essentially Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O, an important ore of zinc. Also called calamine .
Origin of hemimorphitehemimorph(ic) -ite 1