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lepidocrocite

[lep-i-doh-kroh-sahyt]
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noun
  1. a ruby-red to reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, iron oxyhydroxide, FeO(OH), dimorphous with goethite: an ore of iron, used as a pigment.

Origin of lepidocrocite

1815–25; < German Lepidokrokit < Greek lepido- lepido- + Greek krók(ē) thread, fiber + German -it -ite1
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