ankerite

[ ang-kuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈæŋ kəˌraɪt /

noun

a carbonate mineral related to dolomite but with iron replacing part of the magnesium.

Nearby words

  1. anjou,
  2. ankara,
  3. ankaratra mountains,
  4. ankeny,
  5. anker,
  6. ankh,
  7. anking,
  8. ankle,
  9. ankle biter,
  10. ankle boot

Origin of ankerite

1835–45; named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for ankerite

ankerite

/ (ˈæŋkəˌraɪt) /

noun

a greyish to brown mineral that resembles dolomite and consists of a carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO 3

Word Origin for ankerite

C19: named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist

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