Hemimorphite meaning

hĕmĭ-môrfīt
A usually white or colorless mineral, essentially Zn4 Si2 O7 (OH)2 · H2 O, an important ore of zinc.
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A light-colored mineral, Zn4Si2O7(OH)2H2O, that is an ore of zinc; hydrous zinc silicate.
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(mineralogy) An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and zinc.
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Origin of hemimorphite

  • hemimorph(ic) –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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