Definition of kieserite in English:

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kieserite

Pronunciation: /ˈkēzəˌrīt/

noun

A fine-grained white mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium sulfate, occurring often in salt mines in Europe and India.
Example sentences
  • Bish and his Los Alamos colleagues believe that the proportion and distribution of hexahydrite, kieserite and other magnesium sulfate salts on Mars may hold a record of past changes in climate and whether or not water once flowed there.
  • Crystal chemical aspects of the Mg-sulfate hydrate mineral kieserite, which has been identified on the Martian surface.
  • Translucent crystalline mass of kieserite with white alteration products.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name of Dietrich G. Kieser (1779–1862), German physician, + -ite1.

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Syllabification: kie·ser·ite

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