Meaning of pentahydrocalcite in English:

pentahydrocalcite

Pronunciation /ˌpɛntəhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈkalsʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral supposedly consisting of a pentahydrated form of calcium carbonate, CaCO₃ ·5H₂ O, the natural occurrence of which is uncertain.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Mineralogy Magazine. From penta- + hydro- + calcite, after Russian pentagidrokal′cit.