Descloizite

/deɪˈklwɑːzʌɪt/

Origin

1850–55; < French, named after A.L.O. Des Cloizeaux (1817–97), French mineralogist; see -ite1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From French descloizite from the name of Alfred Des Cloizeaux, French mineralogist + -ite. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Descloizite

Descloizite

noun

  1. a mineral, lead zinc vanadate.

dictionary.com

Descloizite

noun

  1. A mineral, dark reddish-brown to black in colour and typically occurring as small prismatic crystals and as crusts on lead ores.

lexico.com

Descloizite

noun

  1. : a mineral (ZnCu)Pb(VO4)(OH) consisting of a basic vanadate chiefly of lead and zinc and varying in color from cherry red to brown and black (hardness 3.5, specific gravity 5.9–6.2)

merriam-webster.com

Nearby words

descensus testis , descent , deschamps , deschool , deschutes , descramble , descrambler , describe , description , descriptive

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