Definition of lepidocrocite in English:


Line breaks: lepido|cro¦cite
Pronunciation: /ˌlɛpɪdə(ʊ)ˈkrəʊsʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A red to reddish-brown mineral consisting of ferric hydroxide, typically occurring as scaly or fibrous crystals.
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    • Goethite and lepidocrocite, FeOOH, are common replacement agents of pyrite and also occur as stains on minerals exposed to weathering.


early 19th century: from Greek lepis, lepid- 'scale' + krokis 'fibre'.

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