Definition of lepidocrocite in English:

lepidocrocite

noun

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

    ‘Goethite and lepidocrocite, FeOOH, are common replacement agents of pyrite and also occur as stains on minerals exposed to weathering.’

Origin

Early 19th century from Greek lepis, lepid- ‘scale’ + krokis ‘fibre’.

Pronunciation

lepidocrocite

/ˌlɛpɪdə(ʊ)ˈkrəʊsʌɪt/