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lepidocrocite

[ lep-i-doh-kroh-sahyt ]
/ ˌlɛp ɪ doʊˈkroʊ saɪt /
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noun

a ruby-red to reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, iron oxyhydroxide, FeO(OH), dimorphous with goethite: an ore of iron, used as a pigment.

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Origin of lepidocrocite

1815–25; <German Lepidokrokit<Greek lepido-lepido- + Greek krók(ē) thread, fiber + German -it-ite1
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