[ roh-duh-kroh-sahyt ]
/ ˌroʊ dəˈkroʊ saɪt /
a mineral, manganese carbonate, MnCO3, commonly containing some iron and calcium, and usually rose-red in color: a minor ore of manganese; manganese spar.
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Also called dialogite.
Words nearby rhodochrosite
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British Dictionary definitions for rhodochrosite
/ (ˌrəʊdəʊˈkrəʊsaɪt) /
a pink, red, grey, or brown mineral that consists of manganese carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form and occurs in ore veins. Formula: MnCO 3
Word Origin for rhodochrosite
C19: from Greek rhodokhrōs of a rosy colour, from rhodon rose + khrōs colour