[ dey-kloi-zahyt, dih- ]
/ deɪˈklɔɪ zaɪt, dɪ- /
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a mineral, lead zinc vanadate.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of descloizite
1850–55; <French, named after A.L.O. Des Cloizeaux (1817–97), French mineralogist; see -ite1
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