Definition of lepidocrocite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlɛpɪdə(ʊ)ˈkrəʊsʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A red to reddish-brown mineral consisting of ferric hydroxide, typically occurring as scaly or fibrous crystals.
Example sentences
  • 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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