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goethite

[ goh-thahyt, -tahyt ]

noun

  1. a very common mineral, iron hydroxide, HFeO 2 , occurring in crystals, but more commonly in yellow or brown earthy masses: an ore of iron.


goethite

/ ˈɡəʊθaɪt; ˈɡøːtiːt /

noun

  1. a black, brown, or yellow mineral consisting of hydrated iron oxide in the form of orthorhombic crystals or fibrous masses. Formula: FeO(OH)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of goethite1

1815–25; named after Goethe; -ite 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of goethite1

C19: named after Goethe
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Example Sentences

But, McCurry says, this site shows that goethite “has everything you need to create exceptionally well-preserved specimens.”

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang vonGoetz