Tachhydrite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tachhydrite (Min) A hydrous chloride of calcium and magnesium occurring in yellowish masses which rapidly deliquesce upon exposure. It is found in the salt mines at Stassfurt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tachhydrite A massive mineral of yellowish color found in the salt-mines of Stassfurt in Prussia. It is a hydrous chlorid of calcium and magnesium: named in allusion to its rapid deliquescence on exposure to the air and water.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. tachy`s quick + "y`dwr water. So named from its ready deliquescence