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kermesite

[ kur-mee-zahyt, -muh-sahyt, kur-mes-ahyt ]
/ ˈkɜr miˌzaɪt, -məˌsaɪt, kɜrˈmɛs aɪt /
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noun
a mineral, antimony oxysulfide, Sb2S2O, occurring usually in tufts of red capillary crystals.
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Origin of kermesite

First recorded in 1835–45; kermes + -ite1
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