A red to reddish-brown mineral consisting of ferric hydroxide, typically occurring as scaly or fibrous crystals.
More 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'.
Definition of lepidocrocite in:
- The US English dictionary