Meaning of siderotil in English:

siderotil

noun

Mineralogy
  • A white to pale yellow or green mineral consisting of ferrous sulphate pentahydrate, often also containing copper and typically resulting from the oxidation of iron sulphides.

    Chemical formula: FeSO₄·5H₂O. Crystal system: triclinic.

Pronunciation

siderotil

/ˈsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)tɪl/ /ˈsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)tʌɪl/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mineralogy Magazine. From German Siderotil from sidero- + Hellenistic Greek τίλος shred, fibre.