Definition of mooreite in English:

mooreite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A hydrated basic sulphate of magnesium, manganese, and zinc, (Mg,Mn,Zn)₁₅ (SO₄)₂ (OH)₂₆ ·8H₂ O, crystallizing in the monoclinic system and occurring as colourless tabular crystals.

Pronunciation

mooreite

/ˈmʊərʌɪt/ /ˈmɔːrʌɪt/

Origin

1920s. From the name of Gideon Moore, U.S. chemist + -ite.