Definition of vivianite in English:
A mineral consisting of a phosphate of iron which occurs as a secondary mineral in ore deposits. It is colourless when fresh but becomes blue or green with oxidization.
- This polished section of a tooth crown reveals figure-eight patterns of the blue mineral vivianite, a phosphate of iron.
- Occurrences of gypsum crystals and vivianite in drift are also noteworthy.
- Crystals and fine-grained masses of vivianite are present.
Early 19th century: named after John H. Vivian (1785–1855), British mineralogist, + -ite1.
Definition of vivianite in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan