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erythrite

[ ih-rith-rahyt, er-uh-thrahyt ]
/ ɪˈrɪθ raɪt, ˈɛr əˌθraɪt /
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noun
a mineral, hydrous cobalt arsenate, Co3As2O8⋅8H2O, occurring as a powdery, usually red incrustation on cobalt minerals; cobalt bloom.
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Origin of erythrite

First recorded in 1835–45; erythr- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for erythrite

erythrite
/ (ɪˈrɪθraɪt) /

noun
Also called: cobalt bloom a pink to purple secondary mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Co 3 (AsO 4) 2 .8H 2 O
another name for erythritol
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