a hydrous zinc silicate mineral, Zn4(OH)2Si2O7⋅H2O, occurring in clear, colorless orthorhombic crystals; calamine: an ore of zinc.
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How to use hemimorphite in a sentence
hemimorphite occurs with other ores of zinc (calamine and blende), forming veins and beds in sedimentary limestones.
British Dictionary definitions for hemimorphite
a white mineral consisting of hydrated zinc silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form: a common ore of zinc. Formula: Zn 4 Si 2 O 7 (OH) 2 .H 2 O: Also called (US): calamine
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