troostite

[troo-stahyt]

Origin of troostite

1900–05; named after L. J. Troost (died 1911), French chemist; see -ite1
Related formstroost·it·ic [troo-stit-ik] /truˈstɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for troostite

troostite

noun
  1. a reddish or greyish mineral that is a variety of willemite in which some of the zinc is replaced by manganese

Word Origin for troostite

C19: named after Gerard Troost (died 1850), US geologist
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